You'd think a guy getting pregnant circumvents the biological essentialist standpoint. But mpreg often has a lot of bio-essentialist stances.
Some people think gender and biological sex are linked. In reality, we kind of made up everything about what makes a man or a woman.
Second wave feminism tried to dismantle more than the first wave. But 50 years on, we're still fixing what the 1960s and '70s got wrong.
We all know the stereotypical omegaverse alpha character: growly, possessive, jealous, and so on. Do all alphas have to be like that though?
It's no secret that m/m romance is popular, especial with cishet women. But a lot of what cishet women write isn't ... actually ... gay.
Romance novels are the industry heavy-hitter, but everywhere we turn, they get slagged on. What's up with that?
On the surface, a culture that promotes innocence seems pretty harmless. Underneath, purity culture is much more sinister.
Sex work is considered pretty bad in our society, but not everyone has viewed it that way. Modern arguments against it tend not to hold water, and most of the problems don't originate in the profession itself, but with how society treats it.
Even if we don't see it on the page, faith provides a powerful motivator for the ethos of Boardroom Omega--and particularly for Jake Cohen.
Mpreg isn't always a genre that considers abortion. But we need to be cautious about the subtle messages we could be imparting in our works.