Posts Tagged: Sexuality

Links: Thursday, February 13th

Links: Thursday, February 13th

February 13, 2014 Links 3

The Sa’wkele, The Ku-Ku, The Boqta, The Henin: How the Mongol Occupation of Europe Changed European Women’s Fashion Forever – MedievalPOC has a great post on how the iconic “princess hat” comes from the headwear of Mongolian noblewomen. SBHM Feature: K. M. Jackson – Author K.M. Jackson talks about the… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, January 23rd

Links: Thursday, January 23rd

January 23, 2014 Links 0

Old friends. Caroline Linden on historical erotica and the sexual mores of an earlier era – Linden stopped by AAR to talk about 17th and 18th century erotica The School of Venus and Fanny Hill before going on to discuss the ways the upper classes misbehaved in the early 19th… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, January 21st

Links: Tuesday, January 21st

January 21, 2014 Links 2

The mighty hunter A note on historical romance sales in print – Courtney Milan breaks out some hard sales figures to speak about how Harlequin doesn’t have a record of successfully selling historical romance in print and how “China-set historicals don’t sell” is not the best conclusion to draw from… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, January 18th

Links: Saturday, January 18th

January 18, 2014 Links 4

Parents at the Gap – Cute parents are cute. Writing Reality – Author Ruthie Knox has an interesting take on where the pressure comes from to write romance one way or another. I’m starting to wonder if I should be following more editors and seeing what they Tweet about. It… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, December 5th

Links: Thursday, December 5th

December 5, 2013 Links 2

Inappropriate Elf on the Shelf The nominees, if you please: Bad Sex Awards 2013 or When did literariness become synonymous with sterile? – Remittance Girl offers her take on the Bad Sex Awards and lists a number of links to posts about them. Why would anything intended to be erotic… 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: 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: Thursday, November 14th

Links: Thursday, November 14th

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Found it, Shel Silverstein. In Hookups, Inequality Still Reigns – I meant to add this to Tuesday’s links. Still, I found it interesting how easily everyone seemed to downplay the importance of female orgasm. One woman says she finds making a man orgasm to be empowering, while the man is… Read more »

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Can There Be Hokey Without Pokey?

Can There Be Hokey Without Pokey?

November 3, 2013 Opinion 13

I’ve been thinking a lot about Ridley’s excellent post on disability in romance. While I am completely over talking about the feminism of romance, I think I’m about to address romance and feminism. Except not really. (Romance and patriarchy, maybe?) All of it is Ridley’s fault. First she linked this… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, October 24th

Links: Thursday, October 24th

October 24, 2013 Links 3

Reading fiction and identification with the other – Lohmann is a romance author and a librarian and I liked this post on “presentism” and empathizing with the other. One of the benefits of reading fiction is that it develops empathy in the reader. As we read and identify with the… Read more »

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