Posts Tagged: Diversity in Fiction

Links: Saturday, December 7th

Links: Saturday, December 7th

December 7, 2013 Links 5

Accessibility Set – If this gets 10,000 votes, it could become a LEGO product. Pretty neat. (h/t to Willaful, I think.) On Smarm – Tom Scocca asks the question “What is snark a reaction to?” and argues that it’s a reaction to smarm. Anyone interested in the “be nice” kerfluffles… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, December 5th

Links: Thursday, December 5th

December 5, 2013 Links 2

Inappropriate Elf on the Shelf The nominees, if you please: Bad Sex Awards 2013 or When did literariness become synonymous with sterile? – Remittance Girl offers her take on the Bad Sex Awards and lists a number of links to posts about them. Why would anything intended to be erotic… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, December 3rd

Links: Tuesday, December 3rd

December 3, 2013 Links 1

Romance SCHOLARLY LESSONS I’VE LEARNED FROM TRASHY ROMANCE NOVELS – This post is defensive romance reader BINGO. See how many cliches you can spot. As I plowed my way through countless stories of lovely young bluestockings falling in love with princes and pirates, I was surprised to find that I… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, November 30th

Links: Saturday, November 30th

November 30, 2013 Links 0

The Masculine Mystique: Custom Suits to Make Transgender and Female Clients Feel Handsome – This NYT article floated across my Facebook feed and I had to share it. An NYC tailor makes suits that fit female bodies without accentuating the feminine. The relief the customers report at looking handsome is… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, November 28th

Links: Thursday, November 28th

November 28, 2013 Links 2

Toco The Cat And His Human: Growing Up Together – An adorable photoset of a toddler and a cat that have been together since they were babies. Goldieblox and the Three MCs – GoldieBlox has since backed down and removed the video, but this was an interesting rundown of the… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, November 12th

Links: Tuesday, November 12th

November 12, 2013 Links 2

Pictures From Poppa – A tumblr of pictures her grandfather took, starting when he shipped out to Germany in 1945 during WWII. Mind the Queue: Privilege, Diversity and Romance by Suleikha Snyder – Snyder’s response to the Brockmann article is spot on. While it’s great to see more white authors… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, October 19th

Links: Saturday, October 19th

October 19, 2013 Links 3

Emotional Rollercoaster Abortion in Romance: A Closer Look – Abortion in romance seems to be a hot topic lately. Jessica takes an in-depth look at a Harlequin Medical romance and what it says about women who choose to end a pregnancy. My experience reading Harlequin Medical romance is that they… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, October 10th

Links: Thursday, October 10th

October 10, 2013 Links 2

This needs to be the cover of a romance novel. Pride and prejudice: Scotland’s complicated black history – Hat tip to Laura Vivanco for this link. May it breed plot bunnies. Black History Month has been held annually in the US since the 1920s and in the UK from the… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, October 1st

Links: Tuesday, October 1st

October 1, 2013 Links 5

Disney princesses dressed as their princes Bad Sex in Romance Novels – This is looking at character-building bad sex, not funny ha-ha, poorly written sex. Good stuff. There comes a time when the flawless pistoning of hips starts to resemble a factory. Failure adds spice and interest, as well as… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, September 19th

Links: Thursday, September 19th

September 19, 2013 Links 5

Tatsuo Horiuchi | the 73-year old Excel spreadsheet artist 8 REASONS PEOPLE OF COLOR MUST RALLY FOR A LONG OVERDUE “WHITE HISTORY MONTH” – The “SPF50 NEVER FORGET” sign was pretty clutch. It’s tough out there for us pale folk. When I wrote an essay about white guys with Yellow… Read more »

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