Posts Tagged: Feminism

Links: Thursday, May 8th

Links: Thursday, May 8th

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Adorable Eleventh Doctor Cosplay Stigma and surprise – Sociologists Jen Lois and Joanna Gregson are studying the romance industry for their project and they have a post about the ways the genre isn’t afforded respect. The second reason is that the stigma is so powerful it is actually rubbing off… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, May 3rd

Links: Saturday, May 3rd

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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: Thursday, May 1st

Links: Thursday, May 1st

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The classical dance form Bharatanatyam Boom Goes The Canon: romance, the canon problem, and iconic works – Jodi McAlister weighs in on the canon conundrum. In other news, I’m still amused by cannon/canon puns. I’m hopeless. I’m not, however, opposed to identifying iconic texts and writers, because romance certainly has… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, April 29th

Links: Tuesday, April 29th

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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

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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: Tuesday, April 22nd

Links: Tuesday, April 22nd

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How to Give Dolls “Natural” Hair The genre debate: ‘Literary fiction’ is just clever marketing – Not the most coherent post, but I’d agree that genre definitions are often marketing distinctions rather than assessments of the books’ content. “Genre fiction” is a nasty phrase – when did genre turn into… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, April 17

Links: Thursday, April 17

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Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania’s diverse student body Gorgeous and Gritty: The Appeal of Gritty Romance in Skye Warren’s Wanderlust – This post by Cara McKenna is why I hate the term “gritty romance.” This book sounds like a fucking ode to rape culture. If that’s “gritty romance,” what am… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, April 15th

Links: Tuesday, April 15th

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Definition of adding insult to injury… Can we talk about black women in stock photos? – Courtney Milan searches stock photo sites for women in wedding dresses that she can run through Photoshop for her book covers. When she went looking for a picture of a black woman, the results… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, April 12th

Links: Saturday, April 12th

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It’s right behind me, isn’t it? J is for Eloisa James – Olivia Waite discusses The Duke is Mine by Eloisa James and the book sounds awful. It sounds as bad as the one James novel I read that combined ableism, racism, colonialism, a stereotypical gay man and a lying,… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, April 10th

Links: Thursday, April 10th

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Ducks: A sketch comic about working at Fort McMurray Why The Romance Genre Is Interesting, Relevant and Important – even if you think it’s bad – Jodi McAlister pens an excellent defense of the genre without stressing sales numbers. “By women, for women” notwithstanding, it’s an enthusiastic argument for romance… Read more »

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