Some people say they have a hard time believing queer or BIPOC characters could get to the HEA required in historical romance. That's silly.
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.
On the surface, a culture that promotes innocence seems pretty harmless. Underneath, purity culture is much more sinister.
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.
Ever wondered why we use the term "clean romance"? It looks innocent on the surface, but it's actually packing quite the patriarchal punch.
It's almost Valentine's Day, which means we'll see non-romance readers crawl out of the woodwork to tell us all about great romances. But what counts as romance? Even some of the "great love stories" we point to aren't ... actually ... all that romantic.