Posts Tagged: Sexuality

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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Links: Thursday, October 10th

Links: Thursday, October 10th

October 10, 2013 Links 2

This needs to be the cover of a romance novel. Pride and prejudice: Scotland’s complicated black history – Hat tip to Laura Vivanco for this link. May it breed plot bunnies. Black History Month has been held annually in the US since the 1920s and in the UK from the… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, October 5th

Links: Saturday, October 5th

October 5, 2013 Links 3

Parents of the year. Let’s Read About Sex – This link is for hate reading. Not only does the first writer dub the 1980s “the height of the feminist terror,” the article doesn’t include a single romance or erotica author. Writing about sex can be uniquely powerful — and perilous…. Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, October 1st

Links: Tuesday, October 1st

October 1, 2013 Links 5

Disney princesses dressed as their princes Bad Sex in Romance Novels – This is looking at character-building bad sex, not funny ha-ha, poorly written sex. Good stuff. There comes a time when the flawless pistoning of hips starts to resemble a factory. Failure adds spice and interest, as well as… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, September 26th

Links: Thursday, September 26th

September 26, 2013 Links 3

Grammar Grumble Mugs – Set of all 6 Why I Write Negative Reviews (Hint: Authors, it’s not all about you) – After all the recent drama, I appreciate the reminder about why we’re in the reviewing “business.” And if my reviews do, somehow, manage to “ruin” the author(s): how is… Read more »

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Reading Asexually

Reading Asexually

August 17, 2013 Opinion 9

Asexuality is almost completely absent from the romance genre. Characters without a sexual drive are either delicate young girls who haven’t found their dominant billionaire or closeted homosexuals. Asexuality is a sexual orientation that – when it is addressed in romance at all – is addressed as something to be… Read more »

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