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Such hierarchies can also be evinced through economic dependence as a marker of subjugation.
These assumptions are interrogated here for their contemporary validity. The broader dynamics cannot easily be disaggregated from a discussion of marriage in romance fiction, and so it is under the banner rather than the veil of marriage that the feminist implications of romance novels will be addressed. These kinds of assessments are premised on romance novels or studies from the s and 80s. The contemporary novels examined in our study, tell a range of different stories about sexuality, desire and control.
This necessarily entails that the questions be somewhat pedestrian, but the results are nonetheless compelling. Question 4 asked: Does the text depict pre-marital sexual relations? These heroines are no longer required to remain virginal. Along with a ring, a marriage license and the promise of the rest of our lives together. While problematic on other levels, the deployment of mistress status is constructive in that it provides a platform from which romance narratives can explore sexuality outside of the confines of marriage.
One author who consistently tackles the issue of women as mistresses is Michelle Reid, whose heroine:. And what did she see? In her view, there was a very important difference between the two titles. To be his mistress showed a distinct lack of moral value. And was there such a thing as a master to level out the playing field? No, of course not. He remained simply the lover, with no stigma at all attached to the title. You could have a pair of lovers but you could not have a pair of mistresses—not in this context anyway. No, that unenviable title belonged exclusively to her own fair sex.
Furthermore, breaking the statistics down into two decades, it becomes clear that virginity is losing significance. It remains the case, however, that many of the women who had lost their virginity have their sexual activity limited to a conservative one or, at most, two partners, but their sexual activity has nonetheless begun. We will track this logic further in our assessment of economic aspects of marriage below. Neither is sexual pleasure enough to please modern-day heroines who, instead, see fit to separate their desires from their more pressing need for equality within the relationship.
In some respects, cultural pressure to be sexually available to men serves male interests in line with the postfeminist promotion of overt sexuality as a means of gaining control in heterosexual relationships. However, the depiction of casual sex in romance fiction challenges the stigma of conservativism around the genre and replaces it with an emerging sexual equality that challenges the prevailing double standard in western culture.
Such depictions of female sexual freedom as acceptable and natural in the more recent novels shift the goal-posts dramatically by comparison to the readings of innocence expressed by Radway. The genre has now moved on. Question 46 asked whether contraception played any part in the texts and the greatest contrast between decades is evident in the data collected in response to this question. Marriage is now a symbol for serious long-term commitment to a relationship. The critics of earlier novels have argued, however, that the pleasure of this commitment comes at the price of female freedom.
Again, these politics have dramatically shifted since her research was published so that romance heroines now marry against a background of careers and financial self-sufficiency. Further, in the relationships they choose, many of them insist on shared domestic duties and child-rearing responsibilities. In this sense, novels now offer protagonists who are arguably also postfeminist in their pervasive individualism, a stance that can also be more broadly politicised and understood as a function of neoliberal capitalism.
While the debates around postfeminism and neoliberalist individualism deserve to be undertaken in critiques of romance representations of women, our focus here is limited by the terms of the survey with its focus on marriage and its potentially debilitating consequences for women as subjugated partners. Thus it is more important for our purposes to note that these heroines are depicted as whole and complete people who are generally satisfied being single. In addition, they are often cast as too busy concentrating on their careers and achieving economic independence to preoccupy themselves with finding a man and marrying.
The heroines in the novels surveyed, however, now also have their own financial independence which ensures a freedom from patriarchal oppression in marriage as part of a larger trend toward independence and self-sufficiency of a majority of female protagonists.
In the Italian Marriage , the heroine makes this position clear when she says:. Ross, The novels convey a contradictory message which the reader cannot possibly internalise without feeling manipulative, for we are repeatedly shown that although it is socially, economically, and aesthetically imperative for a woman to get a husband and his money, she achieves these goals partly by not wanting them. In order for this to work in real life, pretence and hypocrisy must be practiced. In saying this they rely on the key studies from s specifically Jones, Modleski, Radway, Snitow because, in the novels surveyed, career-driven female protagonists prevail.
I love my job…how could I ever give that up? In fact, in From onwards, however, These representations can work to licence female readers to reject stereotypical gender roles in a profoundly ground-roots feminist gesture. Yet these contemporary characters are certainly nothing like the self-abnegating or naturally nurturant heroines that Radway identified in her study. This means, if no nanny is at hand, the heroine and hero share the task.
The statistics thus indicate a promisingly feminist trend in romance, a genre long derided by feminist scholars for selling regressive stereotypes to women. Significantly, this equality is depicted as automatic and given within relationships rather than fought for and won. But another riddle surfaces, deepening the rift between Ruby and Ryan. Will they salvage their relationship and finally unravel the mysteries surrounding them? White Knight.
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