Posts Tagged: History

Links: Thursday, October 16th

Links: Thursday, October 16th

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Today’s Links: Everything Wrong With What John Grisham Said – There’s not much for me to add to this. Grisham said some reeeeeeealy messed up shit about childhood sexual assault and was vaguely racist about it to boot. Content Note: This post contains Grisham’s words and his defence of child… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, September 20th

Links: Saturday, September 20th

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Today’s Links: Better, Less Offensive History – Olivia Waite attends her college reunion and some artwork she sees there leads to a great post about how historical romance whitewashes history. What matters, I think, are not so much the mistakes, but the mistakes we insist upon repeating. Repetition creates a… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, September 11th

Links: Thursday, September 11th

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Today’s Links: Romance Writers Told This Type of Hero Would Never Sell. These Authors Showed How Hot They Could Be. – I wish very much that mainstream coverage of romance could move beyond sneering derision or uncritical puff pieces. I also wish we’d stop writing pieces that assume women aren’t… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, September 9th

Links: Tuesday, September 9th

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Today’s Links: The ahistorical historical: we’re all id reading now – Sunita got her ranty pants on over historical details and her conclusions about id-reading really resonated with me. Everything in books lately seems to be there to deliver a certain emotional experience for the modern, “mainstream” reader. For example,… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, September 4th

Links: Thursday, September 4th

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Today’s Links: Barbara Palmer: Why we read romance novels – Ostensibly this was written as a celebration of the genre, but I found it super patronizing. I’m sick of talking about women and women’s interests like we’re an alien or arcane entity that needs to be interpreted. “Women crave being… Read more »

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Links: Friday, August 29th

Links: Friday, August 29th

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Today’s Links: ‘Dear Prudence’ Just Gave the Most Offensive Advice Imaginable to a Bisexual Woman – This week in biphobia features the generally-awful Emily Yoffe stuffing a woman back into the closet and locking it shut. In an earnest letter, “Irrelevant Closet” notes her husband’s hesitation about the idea of… Read more »

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Links: Wednesday, August 27th

Links: Wednesday, August 27th

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Today’s Links: Medieval Hair Care – MedievalPOC has a great post on medieval hair and skin products. This note at the end is great too. It’s a good reminder that anti-blackness hasn’t always been a common assumption. A last note-these cosmetic recipes come from a book known as “The Trotula”,… Read more »

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Links: Wednesday, August 20th

Links: Wednesday, August 20th

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Today’s Links: The rest is drag – Alexis Hall continues the conversation that E.E. Ottoman started about LGBT fiction and straight writers and readers and compares m/m romance to drag. X is never exactly like Y, of course, but the similarities are pretty striking, now that it’s been pointed out… Read more »

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Links: Monday, August 18th

Links: Monday, August 18th

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Military kit through the ages: from the Battle of Hastings to Helmand On the Presumed Heterosexual Cisgender Audience and Writing LGBT Romance – Author E.E. Ottoman wrote a lengthy post about cisgender, heterosexual readers and writers and how they can’t be who dictates the tone of LGBT romance. For instance… Read more »

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Links: Wednesday, August 6th

Links: Wednesday, August 6th

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Two Junior Hockey Players Recreate Movie Posters Every Week On Instagram Romance Novelists Don’t Know What Fisting Is, and It’s Hilarious – This is pure clickbait garbage journalism, but I’m almost amused by the new take on sneering at romance: arguing that writers are using a word wrong and that… Read more »

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