Yesterday, I clicked on an SU Herald link titled "Slash vs. Same-sex Pairings." The link can be found at http://su-herald.livejournal.com for Monday, August 15, 2011.
I am a relative newcomer to fandom in general, and to slash in particular. So I was a little surprised about the negativity being expressed regarding slash, although having subsequently poked around, it seems to be pretty common. I responded to the post, but without the benefit of having considered these issues for more than very briefly. So....
...I'd be very interested in hearing people's thoughts about this, if you'd care to share them.
Also, I'd be really interested in hearing what got people into slash in the first place, and why people are drawn to it. I've been thinking about this quite a bit, since I've discovered this interest later rather than sooner in my own life. I know how I got here, and I know some of the reasons it appeals to me, but in a kind of jumbled and incoherent way.
Hope to hear from you!