January 28th 2011 was the day that Tessa uploaded the last comic page, since then the fandom has gone through a lot. Lots of fans have come and gone, but something similar I’ve seen in most Hanna-fans is that being a part of this fandom has introduced them to new…
So I was having one of those argue-with-imaginary-idiots-in-my-head things,
and something occurred to me. As many of you may know, I have a habit of vicariously shipping a lot of slash pairings, as both bromances and romances. I realized that I don’t actually have any femmeslash ships. And I wondered why, because there is no reason why I wouldn’t jump all over them in the same way.
And then I realized that it’s because I haven’t seen any media where female friendships are portrayed in a way that makes me want to ship it.
From memory, when we get a movie or TV show that features two female main characters (which is rare enough, especially in the genres I watch), they are often related or inappropriately aged for the shippins’, or else they are part of a larger group of female friends, and the group contains much cattiness and backstabbing, and other ‘typical female behaviour as-seen-by-men’ that does not lend itself to creating the kind of friendship that I myself turn into some kind of ship.
Now, two questions:
Is this potentially some kind of issue we should be thinking about in relation to feminism?
Can anyone inform me about some movies or TV shows in which I might be able to find such a femmeslashable pair? Questionable love/hate relationships between villian/hero totally counts.