[R]omance books privilege female pleasure, and they often do so in ways that are more nuanced and complex than flippant references to “mummy porn” would imply. No matter the kink, contract or calamity, romance heroes serve to make their heroines happy. A vast majority of romance heroines aren’t waiting for the patriarchy to save them – they’re quite happy to punch patriarchy in the face when it gets in their way.
–Kat Mayo on the feminism of romance.
(That being said, ‘ware gendered slurs in the article title. I get the “theme” they were going for, but still… Really?)