Fan fiction disclaimers are provided out of respect to readers. Violence disclaimers are for people who may be deeply sensitive to violence or rape scenes, or who may themselves be rape survivors. The feminist character of the Xenaverse keeps a strong awareness of the needs of such people, a stronger awareness than society at large. The notice that the story portrays an "alternative" version of the relationship between Xena and Gabrielle represents a move to head off homophobic email responses. Some disclaimers also include an explicit sex warning, admonishing people who are under 18 or who live in states where sexually explicit lesbian sex scenes are illegal to stop reading.