Crazy for Anime Trivia

Discover intriguing facts and secrets about your favorite anime series

Anime World

Study on BL Suggests Women May Deny Their Female Identity

Study on BL Suggests Women May Deny Their Female Identity

Study on BL Causes Chaos on Twitter! There’s a website called “BioRxiv” (pronounced bio-archive), which serves as a repository for biological science studies. The site was inspired by arXiv, which is the same concept but focused on mathematics and physics.

To give you an idea, the site has been used for the publication and dissemination of COVID-19 research, and it recently became a topic of discussion because an article studying fujoshis was published on it.

Study on BL Suggests Women May Deny Their Female Identity

Titled “Neurological Impressions of Boys’ Love Culture: Shaping Sexual Orientation Identity in Young Women in the Digital Era,” the BL study was conducted by researchers from Henan University in China.

The full PDF of the BL study is 12 pages long and has sparked controversy among female fans on Twitter. An excerpt from the Chinese study states:

Study on BL Suggests Women May Deny Their Female Identity

“While BL stories are fictional and idealized, the risk lies in young women developing a romanticized or distorted perception of real-world same-sex relationships and even denying their own female identity.”

Key findings from the study include:

  1. Prolonged exposure to Boys’ Love (BL) culture can influence the neurological perception of sexuality, especially among young women. This was evidenced by differences in brain responses between BL fans and non-fans.
  2. The right ventrolateral prefrontal cortex (rVLPFC) appears to play a central role in modulating the neurological perception of BL stimuli. Differential activation between groups suggests an influence on the emotional encoding of these contents.
  3. Continuous immersion in idealized BL narratives can normalize same-sex relationships and even lead to changes in declared sexual identity, especially when exposure occurs during adolescence, a period of brain plasticity.
  4. It is important for young people to consume media critically to avoid a distorted perception of reality. This requires media education and potential regulation of access to BL content.
  5. The study contributes to understanding how media can shape neurological and attitudinal perceptions, especially in vulnerable audiences like teenagers.

It’s worth noting that the website allows the publication of studies and protects them with copyright, but these studies are “preprints.” A preprint is a version of an academic or scientific paper that precedes formal peer review and publication in an academic or peer-reviewed scientific journal.

Preprints may be available, often as an unformatted version, freely before or after an article is published in a journal.

Study on BL Suggests Women May Deny Their Female Identity

Here are some Twitter posts about the BL study:

“Every day I see people delving into fascist behavior. The main reason studies like this happen is so they can try to find a biological marker to figure out who the ‘bad’ people are and try to label queer media as dangerous.”

“Fujos are neither all good nor all bad, and while I have a great aversion to the annoying/rude ones… The intentions of this study are disgusting. Homophobia and a desire to control women.”

“Wow, fujo panic was actually trans panic in an overcoat all along. I’m so shocked that this is my shocked voice.”

You can read the full BL study here.

Mangas on Sale

Read More on Crazy for Anime Trivia