Three ways the romance genre is still failing women

If you’re a millennial like me, you grew up on happy endings peddled by Disney: Sleeping Beauty, Aladdin, Little Mermaid, Cinderella, Snow White… all stories whose climaxes hinged on the heroics of a Prince Charming who isn’t present for most of the story. I now realize there’s a reason their names aren’t even in the titles. The repercussions of growing up with these narratives became apparent as I aged into heterosexual womanhood: Prince Charmings do not exist.

Yet somehow, romance novels continue to tell us otherwise. I think that does both women and men a great disservice. Here’s why.

Three Takeaways from piercing book, Like Streams to the Ocean

Read this book if you have weathered some storms. I think people particularly coming out of their twenties and been through some shit; those of us now at an age with a certain level of detachment and self-compassion. Some people may call that lack of ambition. I think it is becoming comfortable with who you are and are becoming. I honestly don’t know if I would have appreciated this book as much as I do now if I had read it five or more years ago.

Here are my Three Takeaways on Jedidiah Jenkins’ Like Streams To The Ocean

Three Takeaways: A Single Revolution by Shani Silver

Read this book if you’re single, dating, seeking partnership, “not looking for a relationship”, or just really tired of dating in general. Every single and non-single person would benefit from this. I think well-meaning friends who are coupled and have single friends should read this, too. The more that coupled people understand that singlehood is not some chronic illness, the better off our social gatherings will be.

Here are my Three Takeaways on Shani Silver’s A Single Revolution.