I'm not simply talking about psychoanalytic/psychological studies either, but queer theory/feminist/critical theory/cultural studies/critical philosophy/deconstruction/post-strucuralist work?
I did a light scan of google scholar and found it pretty scant on this front. I'm debating with myself whether to don tools and eventually commence a PhD in this subject from a liberal and critical aspect. I have connections to a higher ed. institution where I could study this subject in a supportive academe and - increasingly - I am wondering if the time is coming to get this ball rolling...
So has anyone on here written/considered writing anything academic about ABDLism? and if not, heck people! What are we waiting for! The first step toward public acceptance is understanding
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And I'll add this to my post. I'm through with shame/fear-of-ridicule/etal.
no, I'm not gonna go 'babied in public' or wear all-out 24/7, but why the hell should I be ashamed of what I am?
As a close friend of mine, who is trans-gender, once said, "it isn't my problem, it's everyone else's."
I've spent my whole life feeling ashamed about being ABDL, but not anymore. More of us need to take stock of who we are and be comfortable with it for a change; we can't keep assuming ABDLism is a blight on our lives to be cured like a wart or the common-cold. I've got a lot of things I need to do in life before I write a PhD, but I urge you - in all seriousness - if you've got guts and a brain: give the idea a whirl! This community needs heroes, make us proud!