I am so sick of this shit
I am a fan. I am a member of fandom. I read, write, and enjoy slash, including Harry Potter slash. I enjoy Supernatural slash, and yes, that means consenting adult relationships between two guys who happen to be related. If that doesn't do it for you, fine and dandy.
I'M NOT MAKING YOU READ THE SAME THINGS I ENJOY.
For that matter, I have not ever advocated hurting children, abusing them sexually, mentally, or physically. Reading a story in which some or all of those things happen does not mean I condone those actions, and in fact, I choose NOT to read stories where those events are depicted in a manner that I find uncomfortable. If you really believe that I, as a survivor of childhood mental, physical, and sexual abuse, would give my time, creative energy, and passion to a group of people that I felt promoted any of those things, then kindly excuse yourself from my life, thanks.
That being said, I can't speak for all of fandom. Nobody can. There are, I'm sure, some seriously twisted folk out there, the kind of people who would hurt others without consent to get their jollies, the kind who WOULD harm a child. There are some in fandom. There are some in law enforcement. There are some on tv, and some in your library, and some at the grocery store. That doesn't mean that you can say "The grocery store is dangerous. They sell candy, which attracts children, and someone who hurt them there.", and then expect me to back you up when you want to close all the grocery stores.
There are horrible people in the world. Some of them are no doubt fans. IT DOESN'T MEAN THAT I, AS A MEMBER OF FANDOM, AM BY DEFAULT A HORRIBLE PERSON WHO WANTS TO HURT PEOPLE, NOR DOES IT MEAN THAT I SUPPORT THEIR RIGHT TO DO SO.
I am a fan. I am a member of fandom. I am a slasher.
And I am NOT a fucking pedophile.(For the record- her entry wasn't directed at me. I don't know her. I read her journal linked from someone else. I'm not trolling. I didn't post a comment to her journal because she clearly has no intention of discussing it with anyone, and that's certainly her right. She, and people who have had her reaction, have pissed me right the fuck off, and I'm ranting.)