i did an entire presentation about fujoshi identity ask me anything lol
please reblog this with a pithy summary on fujoshi identity
sing me the song of my people
fujoshi is a word that’s been used since the 70s but gained popularity in the late 80s/early 90s and is widely regarded as a self given, self-deprecating nickname. like someone said it’s a play on words of ‘fujoshi’ which means like, a good respectable women, replacing the ‘fu’ with ‘fu’ meaning rotten or corrupt kinda thing.
Fujoshi doesn’t have the same negative connotations as otaku but that’s because it’s not as high profile (such as the murders etc blamed on otaku culture) but fujoshi tend not to want people in everyday life to know they’re fujoshi, whereas a lot of otaku are very open about their otaku-ness (except ‘hidden otaku’ but shhh). In a set of interviews with self-described fujoshi, many said they act like a ‘normal girl’ except around other fujoshi in circles or fan events. Some said their boyfriends don’t know they’re fujoshi because they think they’ll break up with them if they knew.
One of the women interviewed says that she feigns ignorance when her boyfriend talks about shonen jump manga and lets him tell her all about even though she knows more about it than he does, but obvs doesn’t want him to know, hahahaha.
Fujoshi subvert feminine identities which can have an undesirable effect on their lives due to it being seen as a ‘perverted’ thing( even if they don’t consume any actual pornographic content) thus leading to them making the identity invisible. They are very quick to point out how ‘bad’ or ‘perverse’ they are, they don’t deny anything and it throws people off from talking shit about them.
At Comiket, around 57% of attendees are female, and women make up 71% of all (doujin) circles so play a huge part in ‘otaku’ culture despite being somewhat sidelined. Some fujoshi think of themselves as otaku, or fujoshi otaku, or fujoshi and otaku, others see fujoshi as something completely other. And not all female otakus are fujoshi, either. Fujoshi is more to do with female ‘otaku’ (as said above, not always otaku) who consume and/or produce BL media and fanworks. It’s not so much a word to describe any female otaku. It sometimes is, but a lot of female non-fujoshi otaku take exception to it so it’s best not to.
FUN FACT Shonen Jump has been trying to gain more of a Shonen audience and trying to distance itself from the large amount of fujoshi who read it by reducing the number of sports mangas and increasing the number of…..romantic comedy(?) mangas. Female fans actually consume sports manga more than male fans, apparently,
here’s a graph
the left hand side is manga preffered by male audience,the right hand side is female. The manga listed on the far right is Kuroko no Basuke and Haikyuu!!, the ones on the left include Toriko, Nisekoi etc etc and they’re wanting to move the readership in the direction of the orange box. Isn’t that neat and interesting.
as always, there’s more to say but it’s been a few months since i did the presentation so i’m a bit rusty
I’ve posted this before but I’m posting it again because it’s just so important and really gets at the heart of why so much advice about procrastination, much of it targeted at people who have ADHD but are just considered “lazy,” fails. Before you can tell someone to “just do it already,” you need to think about the reasons they’re NOT doing it, like all the meanings they’ve attached to vague terms like “success” and “failure.”
That resonates too much. As I sit on tumblr at 1 in the morning, avoid studying for a test I have at noon today.
Not exactly accurate for me…but an interesting thought. I think I procrastinate so much at work, though, because I value myself more for the things I do that aren’t work, than the things I do that are.
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