Dangerous Books For Girls
The Bad Reputation of Romance Novels, Explained
For every woman who has hidden the cover of her book….
Long before the clinch covers and the bodice ripping, romance novels have had a bad reputation as the lowbrow lit of desperate housewives and hopeless spinsters. But in fact, romance novels—the escape and entertainment of choice for millions of women—might be some of the most revolutionary writing ever produced.
Written by women and for women, romance novels are page turning stories laced with empowering messages for women that the Status Quo would rather not have women reading. In spite of efforts to stop this scourge of novel reading—everything from taxes to snark—romance novels have become a billion dollar industry. Yet exactly what makes them so successful have also contributed to their bad reputation.
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