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Another day, another rape scene between two people who're in love in a yaoi manga. Oddly enough (or not) it doesn't bother me; it would bother me in a fanfic, and probably (no, definitely) in a regular story, but yaoi has its own rules.

That said, I don't think the concept of 'yaoi-land', where things happen by 'yaoi-land' rules, is a very good explanation. While yaoi is certainly stylized, I don't think stylization alone explains the way you either do or don't play by its 'rules'. I mean, you'll notice that there are some fangirls who never get used to it-- who'll always comment about how unrealistic the 'rape with no consequences' (or other) scenarios are, and how it offends them and how they're just not into it and/or cannot forgive it, etc. The majority of fangirls seem to accept the characters going over the top (the semes into sadism and/or willful negligence, though sekritly they really care, and the ukes into extreme submission and/or a state of victimization, though sekritly they like it) as 'wacky yaoi hijinks'. Me, on the other hand... well.

tl;dr -.- )

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