Posts Tagged: LGBT

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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Wallflower by Heidi Belleau

Wallflower by Heidi Belleau

November 27, 2013 Contemporary, Reviews 0

This book is about as far as you can get outside of my usual reading lane and still be in the romance genre. To begin with, it’s m/m, which I don’t read because I’m wary of a sub-genre about gay men that’s largely written by women for other women. Next,… Read more »

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The Little Things by Jay Northcote

The Little Things by Jay Northcote

November 25, 2013 Contemporary, Reviews 1

Disclaimer: The author is a friend and that has somewhat tempered my expectations. However, this book has a plot too, not just sex. Also, there’s a spoiler in this review. Joel Mason is a teacher, a co-parent to his three-year-old daughter, and dating a younger man, Dan. Then Evie’s mother… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, November 23rd

Links: Saturday, November 23rd

November 23, 2013 Links 0

Life-affirming advice. Abusive Tropes are not Romantic – Fangs for the Fantasy takes on paranormal romance’s problematic relationship dynamics. This post is why I’m not a big fan of the “romance is feminist” claim. It’s often reinforcing patriarchal ideas like a boss. Each of these tropes, separately, has some questionable… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, November 21st

Links: Thursday, November 21st

November 21, 2013 Links 0

People of Color in European Art History Love in Colour: Multicultural and Interracial Romance Novels – Mindy Hung is over at The Toast talking about multicultural romance. She offers some quick reviews of a handful of titles, then asks for recommendations in the comments. The lack of crossover, however, often… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, November 19th

Links: Tuesday, November 19th

November 19, 2013 Links 2

This sums up my reaction to “alpha” heroes just about perfectly. The Disconnectionists – Nathan Jurgenson takes on the idea of the “digital detox” – where a person unplugs from Twitter, Facebook and email and subsequently discovers their “real” self – and why it’s a bunch of nonsense. Such rhetoric… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, November 9th

Links: Saturday, November 9th

November 9, 2013 Links 5

Realistically colorized historical photos make the past seem incredibly real [36 pictures] Time for straight allies to get out of the spotlight in the LGBT sports movement – Spotlight hogging is why “ally” is a dirty word for some people. Patrick Burke has a done a lot of good with… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, November 2nd

Links: Saturday, November 2nd

November 2, 2013 Links 6

The Golden Girls Brick People Toy Set The Logic of Stupid Poor People – A lot of interesting stuff in here about respectability politics and all the ways the game is rigged against the poor. I remember my mother taking a next door neighbor down to the social service agency…. Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, October 22nd

Links: Tuesday, October 22nd

October 22, 2013 Links 2

A useful flowchart. What Is Sex? – I feel that romance’s elevation of PIV sex as the one true Sex is highly problematic. Not only does it otherize queer sex, but it’s fairly ableist as well. (Can’t get it up? No HEA for you.) So, I’m always interested in articles… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, October 15th

Links: Tuesday, October 15th

October 15, 2013 Links 0

American Indian Group Puts the Racism of Some Sports Logos Into Context SFF in Conversation: Beyond Violence – This conversation about “grimdark” fantasy seems to mirror trends we’re seeing in “extreme” romance. So let’s call it gritty fantasy for now, because that’s a more reliable word. Gritty has almost become… Read more »

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