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.
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.
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.
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.
When I set out to write a billionaire romance with Boardroom Omega, I had a few goals in mind. One was that I wanted to end the novel with this obscenely wealthy person, to some degree, changing their ways and using that wealth to contribute to society instead of being a parasite. The other goal was to showcase how utterly insane—and I do not use that term lightly—the existence of a billionaire...