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Beyond Bodice-Rippers: How Romance Novels Came to Embrace Feminism – Jessica Luther – The Atlantic

Beyond Bodice-Rippers: How Romance Novels Came to Embrace Feminism – Jessica Luther – The Atlantic Beyond Bodice-Rippers: How Romance Novels Came to Embrace Feminism The genre is known for promoting traditional gender roles, but a new generation of writers is challenging these conventions. Jessica Luther Mar 18 2013, 8:04 AM ET In A Lady Awakened, the heroine uses the hero for sex (Bantam) “Bodice-rippers,” the most famous term associated with the romance genre are, according to…

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