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Why Yaoi Gets the Ban Hammer While Hentai Cringe Walks Free: F**KING BS!

Listen up, everyone. Let's get one thing straight—or rather, not so straight, because I'm about to spill some tea on a topic that's been pissing me off. Yeah, you guessed it, I'm talking about the glaring hypocrisy in the handling of Yaoi content on social media platforms like Twitter—or should we just call it Platform X? The sanctimonious double standards in policing content need to be called out, and who better to do it than yours truly?


So let's kick off with what Yaoi actually is, for the uninitiated. Yaoi, also known as Boys Love, is a genre of fiction that focuses on romantic and/or sexual relationships between male characters. And yeah, I get it, some themes in the Yaoi universe can be controversial. You've got the age gaps, the power dynamics, and so on. But you know what? Mainstream straight romance has been doing that crap for centuries, and they get box office hits for it. It's high time gay media got the same treatment.


But what do we get instead? Banned. Perma-banned. Shadow-banned. You name the punishment, and we've had it thrown at us. And let me not even start on how some platforms have algorithms that actively bury LGBTQ+ content. It's 2023, people! This isn't the dark ages!


But, oh, wait, let's talk about Yuri content for a second—lesbian relationships in media. For some inexplicable reason, Yuri gets a pass. But not the Yuri written by actual lesbian couples. Yuri drawn and written by cis-men get the pass. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for representation of all sexual orientations. But why is one form of queer love palatable and promoted, while the other gets you axed? And it's also the uncomfortable Yuri that's just for the fanservice for men to do art trades with each other. It's weird. That's not representation. That's just...you know what it is. And let's not even get started on the endless slew of hetero Hentai content that floods my feed on the daily. Where's the ban hammer for those, huh?


Don't even give me that "community guidelines" bullshit. I've seen mainstream straight stuff that makes some Yaoi plots look like Wholesome Road. Seriously, if I see one more "Fifty Shades of Whatever" passed around like it's a modern classic, I'm gonna lose it.


And let's get to the biggest issue: representation. Gay men, especially gay men of color, have been shoved to the backburner for far too long. Yaoi provides a platform for gay men's stories to be told. By sidelining this content, we're sending a loud and clear message that these stories are not worth telling—that they're somehow lesser. And that's just fucked up on so many levels. Oh woah two men are holding hands?! Banned. Oh two gay teens have a crush on each other?! Cancelled. Like how? How is this still happening?!


Oh, don't even get me started on the nauseating hypocrisy of how things were in the 80s and 90s, because that's a whole new level of WTF. You remember all those coming-of-age flicks and TV shows, right? Young, impressionable teen boys paired up with older women, like it was some kind of twisted rite of passage? Yeah, people ate that shit up! No bans, no shadowbans. It was mainstream media back then.


But now? Now that gay media is starting to gain traction and visibility, what happens? Censored, banned, and basically kicked to the curb. Like, excuse me? How is that fair?


Don't hand me that crap about 'standards and guidelines' changing over time. This is about more than a shifting moral compass; it's about systemic discrimination against certain kinds of love stories, while others are glamorized and lauded.


And let's dive into the real-world consequences of that gross double standard from the 80s and 90s. It's not just a storyline in some forgotten teen drama; it's a harmful narrative that's had lasting impact. Many gay men were objectified and exploited by older women, often in positions of authority, because society said it was "hot" or "normal" or whatever the hell they wanted to call it. And did we talk about it? Hell no.


We ignored the damage, and left an entire group of people feeling marginalized and unheard. And guess what they still are today. And for what? So mainstream media could make a quick buck.


But oh, let Yaoi come up, and suddenly everyone's a goddamn moral philosopher, pontificating about what should and shouldn't be allowed. Newsflash: You don't get to cancel a whole genre, especially when you've been letting equally—if not more—problematic shit slide for decades.


So yes, it's a disgusting double standard, and you can bet your ass I'm not going to shut up about it. You shouldn't either. We deserve to be heard, to be seen, and to not be pushed aside just because our stories make some people uncomfortable. The discrimination needs to end, period.


So yeah, I'm pissed. And you should be too. This isn't just a Yaoi issue; it's an equality issue. It's a 'stop treating gay men like second-class citizens' issue. And until everyone is treated the same—given the same platform, the same opportunities, the same damn respect—I won't shut up about it.


Rant over, but the fight sure as hell isn't.

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