Romance and YA

Sarah over at the Smart Bitches said something, not surprisingly, smart teh other day:

“I think there’s good and bad parts to the female standard in romance novels. Among the good parts: sexual agency, self-actualization and discovery, physical and emotional achievement, and generally winning at the end, plus orgasms and being appreciated for who one is, without requirements that one change to fit another’s world view. Also, orgasms.”

And I went, “Yeah!” in the way you do when someone says something that you have thought about but have maybe never said, and certainly never said so clearly and succinctly.

And then I thought that that describes the female standard in YA, too. Minus the orgasms (usually).

Romance. And YA. <3


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