Saturday, June 14, 2014

Women in M/M. DUN DUN DUN.

Gonna keep this short and sweet. Some may have seen this on my facebook, but I'll repeat.
Seems like every six months the question of why women write gay romance pops up. I never understand it because I assume gender has nothing to do with one's ability to write a character, or the human condition, or love. Seems you rarely see male authors questioned on their ability to write female characters (unless he goes full-on misogynistic then he deserves whatever lashings are doled out). 

I've said it a million times and I'll say it again, this genre is about equality and LOVE—LGBT, male, female, trans*, christian, atheist... we're supposed to be a safe place for one another here in the community of gay fiction. Gays, you do a disservice biting the hand that votes for you, supports for you, helps change minds and hearts; women, you're being douches being judgmental of your peers who write for you. Why not practice being nice to one another for a change, encouraging and lifting up? I for one want to be remembered for putting a smile on at least one person's face in this life, rather than being remembered for how much I criticized others.

And girls, I appreciate all you do (and the great things you write). Many of you are my Sheroes and I think the world of you.

Write on.


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