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"Effeminate" men in Georgette Heyer: reading against authorial disapproval.

Warning: contains spoilers and feminism.


I have read, and enjoyed, Georgette Heyer since my early teens. I felt a certain amount of shame about it- after all, romance novels still haven’t achieved the level of respectability of SFF or crime fiction (the more “male” areas of popular fiction), and in my formative feminist years I felt shame at reading something so heteronormative and patriarchal. 724 more words


There was an elegant sissy, from New York City
Or maybe Rome or New Orleans.
He was a spectacular fag, but didn’t do drag at all; 616 more words

Brent Kincaid