So, multiple questions came in my mind after seeing the nth discussion about why women don't spend money on women, in kpop. I want to ask what's the relation of more fangirls with more supposed sales for female groups? Are women expected to spend on women, automatically? According to whom? And where are the men in the equation? If they are few... why don't they listen to kpop more then?
What answer are people hoping to find, and how are they going to judge it? It is not a clear feminist issue like glass ceiling, because it is not about equal pay and opportunities in an equal job and work input... it's about different individuals deciding who and what artist they gonna and wanna spend their own money on. Companies can be corrupt, but not the consumer. A fan of music has no obligation to justify why and how they spend their own money. Especially in an industry where the views, artistic freedom, music direction and even personalities of almost all artists are already fully controlled by their companies.
Gg stans calling it 'physical attraction', 'sexual attraction', hormone driven zombies spending money on oppas with no regard to music... sweeties don't be so bitter and misogynistic, no one is stealing your money and spending it on albums and merch of oppas. A rookie bg may have more album sales but a rookie gg has more chances to get a really popular sonģ because in comparison to bgs, female Korean artists and groups have more streams and gp recognition. Why do you think companies don't just debut bgs?
I have seen kpop stans, especially other gg stans, shame female groups with predominantly male fanbase... calling the idols all sorts of sexist names because how dare they attract male fans who spend money on them. Remember creepy 'uncle fans'? Like why...
So female idols are shamed if they have male fans, and female stans are shamed if they stan male idols... wonder why the women are always shamed? Who decided that women should stan other women as a proof of good music taste and perfect moral judgement?