|The BBC publishes an article describing the interesting phenomenon of Chinese female fans being crazy about the "romantic relationship" between Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson. [weibo.com]|
"After Dama, Fu Nv is hot now." Many netizens find it amusing.
Despite the fact that Fu Nv are mainly imagining the romantic relationship between men in unrealistic scenarios, it is an indirect implication that these young women can or are at least willing to accept homosexuality. They do not view romantic relationships between men as something against nature or wrong, they perceive it as something beautiful, romantic and even promote it.
Acceptance of homosexuality is a hot issue in the world today. It is worth noting that in countries where responses are noticeably different by gender, women are far more accepting of homosexuality than men, suggested by many social science studies. The rise of groups like "Fu Nv", in a way, reflects how young women in China are changing their opinions on such matters.
Furthermore, as the terms like "Fu Nv" become popular online, many people are starting to pay attention to homosexuality and realize that there are people who are comfortable in this kind of relationship. The existence of a group of people who are acceptable of homosexuality (even only homosexuality as imaginary) is a big improvement.
(Source: ent.sina.com.cn/Translated and edited by womenofchina.cn)
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