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During School and College, girls who would read Mills and Boons (romance novels) were looked down upon. A lot of girls did end up reading them but were embarrassed to admit that they did. Of course the boys would simply pooh-pooh the entire matter – they wouldn’t even touch these books. Why would people mock others who read romance? When I had grown off these attitudes, I read couple of these books and found that many of them were written well. These attitudes still persist. Here’s an analysis of why they do:

http://www.psmag.com/navigation/books-and-culture/dont-men-read-romance-novels-misogyny-femininity-publishing-books-92921/

 

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