Romantic Fictions

Nothing says sexy like human trafficking

One of the most disturbing trends in romance/erotica to me, is abduction. Not the role playing between consenting adults either. To be honest, I haven’t actually been able to finish one of these stories. They are so fucked up. They seem to be popping up more and more in paranormal romances. I’m not sure how often this theme shows up in other genres. The theme goes like this: Woman is abducted, forcefully taken somewhere against her will. The abductor, whether he’s done the deed himself or hired someone, is in need of a mate and can only accomplish this by stealing a woman. The woman is scared/angry and not having any of it, at first. Then by magical means, drugs/spells/potions, mind control or simply wearing her down with his extremely hot body & non stop advances, she falls madly in love with him/his unbelievable hotness. I have such a hard time with this being a thing being sold to women as hot romance. You were abducted? Who fucking cares, the dude is hot and has an epic dick. Still not into? We have ways around that. Drugs and/or mind control will loosen that pussy right up. Seriously, he’s really a […]

Romantic Fictions

Love Bites: Physically harming to mark women as property

There is a lot of biting going on in romance/erotica. Mainly in werewolf/vampire stories. It’s not what I would call ‘fun biting’ either. It’s a nip that brands the women in these stories as property of the men. The idea of being owned as a piece of property is really disturbing to me and not at all romantic or sexy. The women are usually forced into being bitten/claimed/owned by some life threatening or awful circumstance. She may agree to the biting, but it is a decision made under duress when she is given very little choice. Women being put in positions where we are forced to go along with what a man wants out of fear isn’t a hot fantasy. It is reality. A reality in which a woman can be seriously harmed by men for not going along with their wants. When it shows up in romantic fiction it helps to normalize men’s harmful behaviors. The men doing the biting are portrayed as the nice/good guy, doing all he can to save the damsel in distress. In many stories the events that lead to the biting are the result of his own actions. His asshat or careless behavior has […]