Facepalm// Mommy Porn? What!!
So, here I was watching the news last week and up pops a comment from the anchor woman saying something about pulling a Mommy Porn book off the shelves of the local libraries....Mommy Porn?
Ah yes, so I wait for it... and the libraries put the book back on the shelves because of well, this is the US and we have laws that don't allow libraries to pick and choose which books we can read...to a point anyway-but that's a different blog.
50 Shades of Grey--no I have not read it.
They (the news anchor--their writer--producers--whoever approved the segment) called it Mommy Porn. Really? Mommy Porn?
Even though I have not read the book, I truly believe that just because it is an erotica book does not make it porn. I have read porn and, trust me, the erotica books that I have read are not porn. A little more descriptive than I prefer, but that is my preference. I have read historical romance novels that had no romance per say ---just sex scenes---and even that wasn't close to what I would call porn.
The ignorance of people calling erotica novels porn just makes me ............grrrrrrrrrrr.
What is going on?
When there was a request for less graphic sex scenes in romance novels, we had people calling chaste romances Clean Romance -- which was fine. It didn't really bother me too much although I thought clean was not really a great way of saying that the romance was chaste.
With the growing announcement on national news stations about Mommy Porn --- now it makes clean romance sound as if all other romance novels are dirty. That's just not right.
Now according to these sources, Erotica Romance is porn?
Or an article I was sent........
Women Elevate Smut to a New Literary Status (You can google it -- I'm not promoting the article)
Are we going backwards? Shall we start dressing like Quakers?
Have I read erotica? Yes. Although I prefer historical romance novels, I have read erotica.
These Mommy Porn issues are brought up by people who act as if erotica is a new genre and sex in books and movies is a new thing. LOL, ah yes, because sex does not sell anything on commercials at all, does it?
Do we have to go back to the 1960's, 70's, and 80's where women had to hide what books they were reading?
Are we supposed to be ashamed about what books we like to read---hiding them so no one can see we read romance?
Fighting to get our books on the shelves because --- in someone's eyes it could be porn? It took years to convince libraries to carry romance books now we are back to fighting for that right.
If people want to read chaste romances, then let them!
If they want to read erotica romances then they should be able to read them without sideways glances or embarrassment!
So there you are.... You do not read erotica. Okay, you have that right but now -- they way people are blowing erotica romance books out of proportion.... Perhaps they just might assume that the romance novel in your hand is Mommy Porn.... will there be a need to declare your right to read whatever books you choose? Are you going to have to defend yourself and say “oh no, this is just a regular romance book?”
So what happens now?
Just my humble opinion....