To be honest, I hadn’t planned to write more about Wookieepedia’s page on breasts. I’m already on record as disapproving, twice. Outrage fatigue happens even to the outraged, and quite honestly I don’t have the temperament or patience to continue to explain Feminism 101 to this fandom.
But the page and one of the responses ended up on Tumblr – one of those areas of fandom where you do actually see female majorities in many circles – and I remembered why it’s important that we keep speaking out. Read more…
So I logged into the Wook and have been looking around (just looking, b/c if I’m not even allowed to edit my own userpage I doubt they’ll let any other edits stand, even if I stay well away from the breast crap) at some of the stuff I did back in ‘07, when I was an active user.
The fan fiction page? The one I did a ton of work on? Gone. Redirects to fanon now. One thing I was interested in was creating pages about fandom things (in the spirit of Fanlore, which wasn’t around back then) but it became increasingly clear that the community wasn’t at all interested in that sort of thing, and I just wasn’t up to fighting tooth-and-nail for it. So… I just stopped. Why bother? I had my own site to worry about, and I’ve never been particularly fond of fandoming under other people’s nonsensical rules.
It’s only gotten worse since then, clearly. The Wook is a wonderful site, in theory; pity that it seems to be run less from a place of common sense and basic empathy than one of ‘because we can.’