Posts Tagged: Diversity in Fiction

Links: Saturday, March 8th

Links: Saturday, March 8th

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Cat has no time for your nonsense on this Caturday morning. Love, color, and blindness – It seems like a bunch of “love is blind” posts made the rounds recently, and Sunita weighs in with where they fall down for her. Color doesn’t play the same role in every person’s… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, March 4th

Links: Tuesday, March 4th

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Verily I say unto ye The Girl Myth in YA Fiction (And Beyond) – Kelly Jensen talks about the ways gender influences how readers talk about book characters. We talk at lengths, however, about female characters’ likability. And it’s a binary, with absolutely no room between the two end points…. Read more »

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Links: Saturday, March 1st

Links: Saturday, March 1st

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Caturday is no laughing matter. Romance 101: Can romance novels turn non-readers into booklovers? – One of my favorite bloggers is Pamela/Badass Romance and this interview with her friend @RomanceProf Jessie Matthews, who teaches an undergraduate course on romance, is the kind of high-quality post that makes her such a… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, February 27th

Links: Thursday, February 27th

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Fashion in 14th century Mosul (Iraq): a new exhibition at the Courtauld Gallery All the Sporty Ladies: Female Athletes in Romance Novels – Does what it says on the tin. I’m all about athletic heroines. Give them to me. But what happens when a heroine is the athlete? Fewer women… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, February 25th

Links: Tuesday, February 25th

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Young People Swap Clothes With Grandparents And Parents A Rape Survivor on Writing “Non-Con” – Belleau writes a powerful meditation on being someone who’s experienced rape and writing non-con erotica. As someone who’s experienced sexual assault and reads non-con erotica, I found myself nodding along with her post. Survivor or… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, February 22nd

Links: Saturday, February 22nd

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It’s been that kind of week. Why Is Lesbian Romance So Unpopular When Compared to Gay or Straight Romance? – Author E.E. Ottoman takes on the popularity, or lack thereof, of f/f compared to m/m and I’m not sure I agree with all of it. I do think f/f’s lack… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, February 20th

Links: Thursday, February 20th

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Women Cosplay as Male Characters from The Hobbit SBHM Feature: Sasha Devlin – Author Sasha Devlin talks about growing up as a black child in a largely white community and wanting romance novels she could see herself in. I WANTED to want to read those books. Same with the interracial… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, February 18th

Links: Tuesday, February 18th

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Finger splints that look like elegant pieces of jewelry All things queer and wonderful – New Adult author Leah Raeder talks about growing up as an out bi woman and how she wants to see the genre branch out more. I want to see more queerness in New Adult. I… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, February 15th

Links: Saturday, February 15th

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Typical cat. Three Authors Discuss Their Favorite Romance Novels Featuring People of Color – Jessica W. Luther, whom we spoke to earlier in the week, posted a roundtable discussion with authors Suleikha Snyder, Farrah Rochon and our own Rebekah in Bitch magazine’s blog. Nice to see romance in a feminist… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, February 13th

Links: Thursday, February 13th

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The Sa’wkele, The Ku-Ku, The Boqta, The Henin: How the Mongol Occupation of Europe Changed European Women’s Fashion Forever – MedievalPOC has a great post on how the iconic “princess hat” comes from the headwear of Mongolian noblewomen. SBHM Feature: K. M. Jackson – Author K.M. Jackson talks about the… Read more »

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