When everyone demands authenticity in fiction, we fall all over ourselves to "prove" our identities. Maybe we're asking the wrong questions.
It’s June again, which means plenty of brands have rolled out their annual rainbow parade. This can range from a whole line of merchandise (a la Target) to simply changing a social media profile picture. (Monstera / Pexels.com) And, as happens every year, it’s also time for a discussion about “rainbow capitalism.” While it’s nice to see support—and, in times such as these, even hopeful—it happens...
Is polyamory really queer? I think we should probably consider it to be queer praxis, at least in some sense.
Nora Roberts is apparently too spicy for people -- and we need to be worried about that. Book bans are coming for romance novels -- even clean ones.
Some say it's censorship. Others want to leave the past in the past. The point stands: there are plenty of reasons not to edit old books.
Western culture likes to depict pregnancy as some blissful experience. For a lot of people, it's a risky--even life-threatening--experience.
Just like sci-fi planetary romances and fantasy adventures have a lot of issues, so too does the billionaire romance. And one of the biggest is racism.
The billionaire romance often ignores a key question: how the heck did they get all that money anyway? The answer is usually not pretty.
Laws banning discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity are front-page news. But they seem to be overreaching on a lot of fronts.
You'd think a guy getting pregnant circumvents the biological essentialist standpoint. But mpreg often has a lot of bio-essentialist stances.