Articles about 'romance'

The dark side of romance

Harriet Kilikita reviews Eimear McBride’s The Lesser Bohemians and finds it to be a complex and subversive take on a classic romance narrative

Harriet Kilikita // 26 September 2016

Categories: Books, Reviews

Can love conquer all – even the genre snobs?

If there are clichés and poorly-written books in every genre, Nick Beard asks, why is romance always singled out for derision?

Nick Beard // 19 November 2015

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Feminism, Sex and Relationships, Uncategorized

The One Ring

Although wearing a ring on your 'wedding' finger has its advantages, D. T. Dragon has had a few people apologise to them at its first sighting for mistaken romantic interests

D. T. Dragon // 24 September 2014

Categories: Blog

New review: The menace of Karl Munro (Coronation Street)

Coronation Street character Stella has taken back her deceitful partner Karl after being rescued by him from a fire that, unknown to her, he actually started. Gemma Elliott, of the...

Holly Combe // 9 July 2013

Categories: Blog

The menace of Karl Munro

Coronation Street character Stella has taken back her deceitful partner Karl after being rescued by him from a fire that, unknown to her, he actually started. Gemma Elliott, of the Tumblr blog Feminist Coronation Street, considers Karl's new hero status and the power it has given him over Stella

Gemma Elliott //

Categories: Reviews, Television

Romance, misogyny and near misses

Elisa examines the oppressive underpinnings of society's concept of romance, in the context of a past abusive relationship

Elise Haf // 2 July 2013

Categories: Blog

February 14: A musical adventure

Heartily sick of roses, chocolates and lingerie? Todays February 14 music post is for you...

Cazz Blase // 14 February 2013

Categories: Blog

The Personal is Political

What You Really Really Want and Outdated: Why Dating Is Ruining Your Love Life are anti-self-help self-help guides. They challenge the clichéd, patronising and, often, offensive advice which is usually trotted out in this genre. Katherine Wootton reviews their alternative advice, discovering it is still possible to be a feminist while navigating the minefields of dating and sex

Katherine Wootton // 4 October 2012

Categories: Books, Reviews

“I don’t even know her name…”

Philippa presents a different angle to a "romantic story" in the media.

Philippa Willitts // 24 September 2012

Categories: Blog

The First Time

Kate Monro set out to ask as wide a selection of people as possible - men and women, old and young, gay, straight, Christian and Muslim - about their personal experiences of virginity. Through her findings, Katherine Dunseath discovered that the definition of virginity, and virginity loss, isn't as straightforward as she'd previously thought

Katherine Dunseath // 9 March 2012

Categories: Books, Reviews

New feature: Breaking up with romance

It’s not you, it’s me. Lex De Laney explains why she is taking a 12-month break from romance to concentrate on herself When I turned 25 last year, I went...

Jess McCabe // 28 June 2011

Categories: Blog

Breaking up with romance

It's not you, it's me. Lex De Laney explains why she is taking a 12-month break from romance to concentrate on herself

Lex De Laney //

Categories: Sex and Relationships

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