I *Was* Going to Rant…

I sometimes feel that I’m very much behind a lot of cultural shifts and trends — I hear about them years after they’ve got rolling. But there’s an advantage in that: I only spend attention bandwidth on events and phenomena that look like they’re going to stick around. Like the recent wild bear/strange man in […]

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Is Romance A Feminist Genre?

Despite the romance genre readership being 99% female, there’s room for argument that the romance storylines are anything but feminist. It depends on how you measure them.  There are two “tests” out there by which romance novels fail miserably. The Smurfette Principle The “Smurfette” Principle is an interesting measure aimed at television shows, originating (surprise!)

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