yeah I agree :| I mean free! was made for that kind of thing, it’s a yaoi fangirl’s paradise so im not really mad about that, I’m not really a part of the free! fandom anyway lol and I haven’t watched haikyuu!! so
ofc the “they’re hot” phenomenon exists with yuri too but I still find yuri to be underrated in comparison to yaoi. yaoi is disproportionately popular bc straight girls think it’s attractive.. like yeah people sexualize yuri too but not nearly as often so it doesn’t bug me as much (and sexual art for both are just fine, gr8 even, I just wish it wasn’t the sole focus u know)
like yumikuri is a canon yuri ship and there’s probably 1000x more fan material for j.eanmarco and e.reri, both non canon yaoi ships. frankly I find it to be irritating - I like j.eanmarco (and dislike e.reri but honestly it wouldn’t bug me as much if it weren’t so.. everywhere lol) but why do they get so much attention?? like yumikuri is fucking canon guys, so why does yumikuri get .05% of the attention non canon yaoi ships do?? why are the boys’ relationships so much more important? same with eremika, eremika has so much canon supporting it yet people favor their yaoi ships over it!! it’s not a lie when people say that eremika would be 500% more popular if mikasa were a male.
it’s the same with female characters tbh, there are people hate on annie all the time while they hero worship bertolt and reiner - lol ok, may I remind you that all 3 are mass murderers and your sexism is showing. I feel the same way towards levi fangirls who shit on mikasa because she’s “overpowered” or “emotionless” like are you fucking kidding me rn, hating mikasa for all the traits levi also has? get your sexist bullshit out of my sight
TL;DR - people need to start appreciating girls more and slash fanbases should stop being so obnoxious so ppl can enjoy m/m ships again..