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Yes, I know this isn't helping me remember dates of Precolumbian artifacts...
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But this week's Philosophy Club discussion topic is lust! I know this because the department chair is the sponsor, and he decides the topics and emails out a link to the preliminary reading material every Monday. After reading this (which is actually quite interesting despite being a philosophical essay), I think I might actually go this week. Besides, unlike a lot of topics discussed in these meetings, I actually have an opinion and things to say about lust, if the opinions of a pervy yaoi-fancier count for anything in a philosophical context.
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raditzsex From: raditzsex Date: Monday 23rd February 2004 17.52 (UTC) (Link)

One of the characters is named Lust. There's also Gluttony and Envy. Envy's way the coolest, she's like Ryoko if Ryoko really *was* evil. I bet Pride, Avarice, and the other one show up, but Sloth will probably just sleep on the couch the whole time.
Anyway, yeah, but you gotta hear Lust pronounced all Japanese-like. It's so cute.
raditzsex From: raditzsex Date: Monday 23rd February 2004 18.04 (UTC) (Link)
Er, oh yeah, regarding lust and yaoi in a philosophical context.
The basic needs of the body (food, sleep, shelter, sex) are topics of great importance in philosophy, it seems. So, in the sense that yaoi is a product of 3 of those (based on the premise that money is required for modern civilized people to buy food and shelter), yaoi does have a philosophical significance. If you take it a step further, when did yaoi really become a major part of the anime/manga scene? Perhaps it coincides with the population growth that suggests there are more females than males in the civilized world. It could be anything, though. The point is now it's got real social significance! (Course, that still goes back to the sex part of the original equation.)
Anything that has social significance has philosophical significance. And if it has social and philosophical significance, it must be a valid form of literature worthy of analysis. So there you go -- yaoi thesis!

God I love it when I can justify a deviance as a valid thesis topic!