The Romance Genre is Not the Target!
Romance writer Donna Alward has pointed out an anti-romance article in The Telegraph in her blog today. This is about that story.
The romance genre is not the target in these recurring criticisms. The critics are not interested in literature. If they were there would also be similar criticisms of science fiction, horror, mystery, western, and mainstream genres. The romance genre is objectively among the most healthy of genres. It would he hard to find an overall more life and love affirming genre than romance. Also, when you consider inspirational romances, I think it would be impossible to find a more healthy genre on the market today.
The objective in these romance genre attacks is always to advance the liberal, secular, feminist agenda. If attacking SF would also do this, then SF would be similarly attacked. But attacking SF does not do this and it is thus not attacked.
very humanity of babies.
Inspirational romances, which allow God as a possible answer to conflicts, are at the top of these romance critics hit list. This is because many such critics are agnostics or atheists.
Defending the romance genre on literary grounds misses the point with these critics. They don’t care what defenses romance supporters provide. Their objective is to simply attack romance values (not its faults) and when possible attack romances again and again. Such attracks are not going to stop.
The way to answer the romance critics is to shine the light on what they are really doing. They don’t like being exposed.