Monday, March 18, 2013

Link: Beyond Bodice Rippers

The Atlantic's Beyond Bodice Rippers: How Romance Novels Came to Embrace Feminism is a solid read. While Twilight and 50 Shades of Grey place romantic power in masculine hands and the woman as supplicant, there is a great variety of material in the Romance Genre that is about Women taking Action.

"Heroines making choices are critical for feminist romance authors. Dryden says that she, like MacLean, writes heroines who make choices, 'even if the choices available to her are limited by convention or circumstance. She acts, rather than be acted upon.'"

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