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First, I’d exactly like to thank Lisa Katayama and BoingBoing for composing what exactly is a extremely thoughtful, relaxed and (mostly) reasonable piece on a social trend this is certainly often treated with either moral hysteria, snide, condescending “cooler-than-thou” or both. The content’s even-handed method of a topic that is difficult reminded me personally a little bit of a “This US Life” piece; i will completely hear Ira Glass narrating it.
Having said that, i need to echo the ideas of a lot of the commenters right right here, like BookGuy whom sums up my problem utilizing the article completely: “I happened to be just a little saddened to begin to see the individuals who are enthusiastic about an intimate part with this called ‘these miscreants’ within the article. “
At the very least since i obtained in to the fandom during the early 00s, and perchance considering that the start, there were those two groups playing an unpleasant tug-of-war over it. The moral fear-mongers and spectacle lovers that love finding and exploiting “freaks” for viewership try to portray it as a den of depravity, unimaginably twisted and sad on one side, outside the fandom.