For me, feminism means being economically independent; able to pursue the career of my choice without being thwarted; free to make decisions concerning my body, or my vote. I have never struggled with sexual discrimination. We can separate fantasy and reality. We are not stupid. So go forth in public, ladies - and gents, if you like - take your copy of Bought for the Frenchman's Pleasure or The Italian's Captive Virgin and read it with a smile on your face, cover held high, proud in the knowledge that you are sticking two fingers up to the begrudgers of romance.
Daisy Cummins. It was the easiest piece of research I have ever done. In every book, there was a scene where the heroine is "broken in", both emotionally and physically, by the hero. Having fallen for this tall, brooding figure of masculinity, the heroine becomes consumed with capturing him. The hero is behaving in a way that, in real life, causes many women to develop low self-esteem, depression and self-harming behaviour - blowing hot and cold, and treating her like dirt.
But all comes right in the end. After the heroine displays extraordinary vulnerability during a crisis, Mr Macho saves the day and shows her he cares. By this time you know how uppity women can be , our heroine is so fed up that she does not comply when he grabs her inevitably small frame in his huge arms, and attempts to take her to bed.
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And so begins the "gender dance" - man chases woman, woman resists, and, finally, woman submits in a blaze of passion. I could not care less if the books are trashy, formulaic or pulp fiction - Martina Cole novels, which I love, are also formulaic.
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- An affair to remember- Mills & Boon - The Scotsman.
I would go so far as to say it is misogynistic hate speech. Why do I care so much about books that few take seriously? Are there not more important battles to fight? Challenging the low conviction rate for rape certainly seems more urgent than trashing novels that perpetuate gender stereotypes, but there is no doubt that such novels feed directly into some women's sense of themselves as lesser beings, as creatures desperate to be dominated. True, she is now more physically active and sexually imaginative. The modern-day character often dares to have sex before marriage, knows what she wants in terms of her career and personal life, and even has a sense of humour.
As a result of the changing heroine, the hero has been required to catch up. But rather than becoming a "new man", it seems he has become even more masculine and domineering in order to keep the heroine in line. This is how the rape fantasies so integral to the plot have been able to persist. Earlier customers could be seen as exploring romance, but the later ones are reading it for relaxation. This second consumer is crucial since they are the ones who have the money to keep buying books. Instead Harlequin is counting on the low price of the books, at just Rs 99 each, and also the distribution campaign they are putting behind them.
The company develops each series like a brand, each with its own clearly fixed attributes, like type of story, cover art, professions of the protagonists, amount of sex allowed, setting of the story. Also as with brands, as new consumer segments emerge, new series can be crafted for them. So where the company has series of increasingly steamy fiction, it also has the Steeple Hill series of Christian romances. Go says the company recently developed a series of NASCAR romances once they realised, that the American car races were becoming popular with women as well as men.
Go says that just as with FMCG products, they take back unsold books and supply new ones every month. Or is this sort of escapist fiction exactly its appeal? Follow us on.
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