Posts Tagged: Racism

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: Tuesday, September 2nd

Links: Tuesday, September 2nd

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Today’s Links: Middle School Teacher on Administrative Leave – Apparently a middle school teacher in Maryland has been suspended, subjected to a psych evaluation and moved to an “undisclosed location” for writing a sci-fi novel about a school shooting in the far future. This news story reads like a press… 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: Monday, August 25th

Links: Monday, August 25th

August 25, 2014 Links 4

Today’s Links: The Outlander Drinking Game – If you’ve read Outlander, you need to read this. It nails the book perfectly (to a table). Whether you’re reading the Outlander series for the first time or re-reading with the new TV show, we invite you to play along with us as… 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: Friday, August 8th

Links: Friday, August 8th

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Slug Solos Why I’m Not Reviewing Self-Published Books – A post about how a few self-publishers who won’t respect boundaries ruin it for everyone. Author K.M. Jackson linked this on Twitter then pointed out that this backlash especially affects authors of diverse books that publishers are reluctant to buy. Authors… Read more »

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Links: Monday, August 4th

Links: Monday, August 4th

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We can’t stop here. This is bat country…. Six MG/YA novels featuring disabled Black protagonists – It’s a short list, but I’m glad to see there’s at least a few books out there with disabled black kids in them. I haven’t found any in romance yet. Unsurprisingly, we’re a fan… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, August 2nd

Links: Saturday, August 2nd

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Samuel Beckett Motivational Cat Posters Dead Lesbians Versus None At All: A Brief History of Lesbian Pulp Fiction. – This post is from March but it’s new to me and a super interesting look at mid-century erotic pulp novels. These novels, cheaply printed and mass produced for sale in places… Read more »

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