QUEST FOR YAOI WITHOUT BI ERASURE

YAOI

ya・o・i   / jɑoʊi /   ( やお )


 

  • (JAP) acronym

    An acronymn for "
    yama nashi, ochi nashi, imi nashi" which translates to "no climax, no point, no meaning." This expression began as a slur—a long story for another time—but it eventually became the name of an entire genre of anime manga which features the romantic andvery graphicsexual love between two men.

     

  • (ENG) noun

    In North America, the acronym is a slang term used to describe
    anime manga with very specific themes: the romantic andvery graphic—sexual love between two men. (Boys Love is the term used for the non graphic version of the genre.)



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Though the illustrations being displayed are safe for  ALL AUDIENCES , the books from which they were scanned from DO contain  ADULT  content.

Though I am personally a big fan of the genre, I can't overlook that there are certain recurring elements that are considered fundamental to the genre but they are reinforcing destructive social norms.I do not condone these elements nor do I accept that they are integral to the identity of the genre. The two most common destructive themes are Rape Culture and Bisexual Erasure.

 

This series of edited scans is meant to spread awareness to others and to maintain MY OWN awareness as I read Yaoi.

 

This little project has me actively seeking bisexual characters while I read yaoi manga. This makes sure that I identify and acknowledge erasure when the manga does not. I remind myself that this is wrong and very harmful to an entire community.

 

ie. "I've never loved a man before. I'm not gay!" *has gay sex, starts dating the guy, so lots more gay sex* "I'm not gay! This... This is different.." (True, you're not gay. Because you're BISEXUAL, BAKA! ).

Tatsuha Uesugi (Part A)

Tatsuha Uesugi (Part A)

Gravitation by Maki Murakami

Tatsuha Uesugi (Part B)

Tatsuha Uesugi (Part B)

Gravitation by Maki Murakami

Mizusawa

Mizusawa

Shout Out Loud! by Satosumi Takaguchi

Tarou Yamada

Tarou Yamada

Blood Honey by Yozukura Saikyou

Dee Laytner

Dee Laytner

F.A.K.E. by Sanami Matoh

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