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(Anti)Homophobia, Capitalism and Yaoi “Politics”

In 1992 Japan, Satō Masaki, a gay activist, attacked yaoi as being exploitative of gay men. He complained that yaoi often misrepresents gay men and commodifies them as masturbatory objects (Lunsing 2006, para. 14). His concern was that the yaoi fandom has no accompanying antihomophobic politics and often makes use of homophobic, stereotyping tropes. In…

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