Autoethnographic Invesitation: Japanese Yaoi Manga Summary

Jyotsna Singh

In my final blog, I decided to explore my last arguably most important epiphany during my reading of Fake – the ethical and legal lined which Yaoi seemed to surpass. I was left feeling puzzled by how such explicit and sexual images were aimed at teenage girls. Furthermore, in a particular scene, despite Ryo saying that ‘he’s not ready’ (for having sex), Dee pushes him to the bed and shouts ‘silence, love-slave!’ as it was time to have ‘fun, fun, fun’. I was shocked by this because it essentially violates the fundamental legal notion of ‘consent’ to sexual intercourse. I must admit, I did not appreciate that particular part of the text.

During my reading, I questioned how could such texts be appropriate for teenage girls when pornography clearly is not? Furthermore, while Fake does not present this, Yaoi often depicts homoerotic relationships involving underage boys. As a student of legal studies, I…

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