Posts Tagged: Racism

Links: Thursday, May 29th

Links: Thursday, May 29th

May 29, 2014 Links 0

Stupid Question Writerly Ethos – Emma Barry has a sort of author mission statement post and it all just sounds so pleasant. I am a heroine-centric reader and writer. My heroines tend to be a bit of a mess, but they are all finding their way out of the mess…. Read more »

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Links: Saturday, May 24th

Links: Saturday, May 24th

May 24, 2014 Links 2

Cat with a Butterfly “[U]niformly awful and awfully uniform”: how not to engage with genre fiction – Jodi McAlister adds her voice to the “STFU Giraldi” choir and it’s great stuff. But what’s this dismissiveness about? Often, it’s disguised a bit better, but in Giraldi’s piece, it’s clear. It’s the… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, May 22nd

Links: Thursday, May 22nd

May 22, 2014 Links 3

A Trove Of 400,000 Images From The Met That You Can Use For Free 50 Shades of Nonsense – There was yet another awful article published where a Man shared his Manly Thoughts on romance. Natalie breaks it down for our small ladybrains. Giraldi’s article is an absolute textbook example… Read more »

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Why We Need A Black Mad Men

Why We Need A Black Mad Men

May 11, 2014 Opinion 7

Mad Men is a brilliant show about whiteness. Much in the same way George R.R. Martin considers rape historically accurate in a show about dragons, Matthew Weiner considers the near invisibility of minorities historically accurate in a show about American advertising. I could link to a dozen pieces about it, but why?… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday May 6th

Links: Tuesday May 6th

May 6, 2014 Links 7

Ugly Renaissance Babies Reading Desire: “Dark Notes on Paper” – Liz has a great post on sex scenes and desire in romance and why much of it bores her. As usual, the comments are as insightful as the post. When I first discovered romance and erotica (both when I was… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, April 29th

Links: Tuesday, April 29th

April 29, 2014 Links 8

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: Tuesday, April 22nd

Links: Tuesday, April 22nd

April 22, 2014 Links 5

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: Tuesday, April 15th

Links: Tuesday, April 15th

April 15, 2014 Links 1

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: Wednesday, August 28th

Links: Wednesday, August 28th

August 28, 2013 Links 4

Guys With Fancy Lady Hair – Does what it says on the tin. The Role of Feminist Criticism – This post is from months ago, but it’s new to me and does a wonderful job of distilling what the goal of criticism is, or should be. In my view, the… Read more »

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