Posts Tagged: Diversity in Fiction

Links: Thursday, July 3rd

Links: Thursday, July 3rd

July 3, 2014 Links 2

Team USA Goalie Tim Howard Goes Viral: All the Best Memes ACT NOW: Keep “The Miseducation of Cameron Post” on summer reading lists – A school board in Delaware recently voted to remove this YA about a young lesbian coming of age on the grounds that it had too much… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, June 24th

Links: Tuesday, June 24th

June 24, 2014 Links 9

20 Yard Sale Signs That Are Advertising Gold Robin Thicke and the Dynamics of Abuse – This post could easily describe a substantial portion of romance’s “alpha” heroes. Seeing this behavior written by a real live man actively pressuring a real woman to reunite with him makes it a lot… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, June 21st

Links: Saturday, June 21st

June 21, 2014 Links 3

Cat Shaming Only Spinning Forward: On the Commercial Viability of LGBTQ Literature – What I know about trends in general fiction could fill a thimble but this article completely ignoring romance seemed to weaken its argument pretty significantly. Aside from sucking generally, this dismissal of LGBTQ artwork has personal resonance… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, June 7th

Links: Saturday, June 7th

June 7, 2014 Links 4

Artifact from the secret cabinets of Catherine the Great. (Allegedly. I can’t find a source.) Criminals and Heartbreakers – Brie compares her reactions to a contemporary romance with a violent hero and a paranormal with a violent hero and wonders what makes the difference. This dichotomy of sorts is fascinating… Read more »

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Why We Need A Black Mad Men

Why We Need A Black Mad Men

May 11, 2014 Opinion 7

Mad Men is a brilliant show about whiteness. Much in the same way George R.R. Martin considers rape historically accurate in a show about dragons, Matthew Weiner considers the near invisibility of minorities historically accurate in a show about American advertising. I could link to a dozen pieces about it, but why?… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday May 6th

Links: Tuesday May 6th

May 6, 2014 Links 7

Ugly Renaissance Babies Reading Desire: “Dark Notes on Paper” – Liz has a great post on sex scenes and desire in romance and why much of it bores her. As usual, the comments are as insightful as the post. When I first discovered romance and erotica (both when I was… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, May 3rd

Links: Saturday, May 3rd

May 3, 2014 Links 0

Rawr! BREAKING NEWS: Media Still Sexist In Reporting of Romance Industry – It was announced on Friday that News Corp was buying Harlequin and putting it under Harper Collins. The news coverage was exactly as “clever” as you thought it would be and littered with sniggering and bad puns. Heidi… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, April 29th

Links: Tuesday, April 29th

April 29, 2014 Links 8

The Tale of the 1970s Fashion Apocalypse X is for X-Chromosomes: The Gender Binary (Part 1) – Resisting the urge to link all of Waite’s posts has been a Herculean effort. This post on gender essentialism in romance is particularly spot on. Many a romance novel mentions how the hero/heroine… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, April 26th

Links: Saturday, April 26th

April 26, 2014 Links 19

Cat in a hat. Le Sheikh C’est Chic? Not So Much! – Suleikha Snyder gets on her soapbox and lays into the sheikh romance. I’ve never been comfortable reading them and she puts her thumb right on it. Why aren’t sheikh romances tagged and shelved as interracial romances? Because, to… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, April 19th

Links: Saturday, April 19th

April 19, 2014 Links 3

Free Speech Dear columnists, romance fiction is not your bitch – Kat Mayo is sick of all the facile dismissal of romance and tells writers that their lack of due diligence is on notice. To the surprise of no one except those who prefer not to perform a basic Google… Read more »

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