OTW Fannews: Skewing the Process
Matt Binder wrote in Salon
that right-wing conservatives in the U.S. were trying to exploit the activities of misogynistic fans
for personal gain and political capital. "A common tactic used by right-wingers is the call to 'stop politicizing everything' — while at the same time trying to push forth their own political agenda in the culture wars, of course. Keeping politics out of any art form is laughable, but there is a certain extra level of hilarity in attempting to do so with one that already has a long history of social justice.
Are outsiders using fan wars for political gain
? Plus: studying fanfic, skewing charts, and changing spoiler habits.