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.
Bioessentialism in Omegaverse
Art is always political, which means even tropes like omegaverse take on political bents. We should be wary of bioessentialism in omegaverse.
Where Are All the Alpha Females in Omegaverse?
Look up omegaverse, and you're bound to trip over "omega male" characters. It's much harder to find their counterpart, the alpha females. Why?
Why “Level-Up” Romance Sucks
Does an HEA always have to mean marriage and kids? Probably not, which is just one of the reasons the level-up romance is a problem.
Call Him Mr. Mom: How Should Parental Names Be Handled in Omegaverse and Mpreg?
What should children call their omega parent in omegaverse stories? There were quite a few different answers.
Omegaverse and Consent
Consent is curiously absent from a lot of romance novels. But a/b/o stories tend to play with this in a more intentional way. A lot of stories featuring a/b/o dynamics feature dubious consent—but does it have to be that way?
Did Anyone Mention Gender Identity Includes Boy and Girl?
Laws banning discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity are front-page news. But they seem to be overreaching on a lot of fronts.
Can Mpreg Escape Bio-Essentialist Messaging?
You'd think a guy getting pregnant circumvents the biological essentialist standpoint. But mpreg often has a lot of bio-essentialist stances.
We Made Gender Up
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 Got It Wrong
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.