“Yuri” is a complicated word and a complicated genre. Complicated, because words often change shape after they have been coined and exceed their roots, sometimes even completely changing their meaning to the opposite of their original intent.
When I found the manga Girl Friends, I was not only excited to see a yuri that seemed made for me and other queer women; I also felt as though I related to the girls on a very intimate level because of the authenticity presented in their relationship.
Yuri manga is an entire genre of comics about girls and women falling in love. So why is it so often overlooked by queer and feminist fans?