Everything you think you know about romance novels is wrong | Aaf Tienkamp | TEDxGroningen

Romance novels have an undeserved bad reputation. They’re generally seen as fluff and inconsequential or as “women’s porn”. However, romance novels …




  1. L o

    July 7, 2021 at 1:17 am

    This was so good. Thank you!

  2. Melissa Barker

    July 7, 2021 at 1:17 am

    Bra burning did happen as well as the tossing of lipsticks , mops , and high heels .

  3. ActiveLivingChallenger

    July 7, 2021 at 1:17 am

    I was wrong about romance novels. I was upset when I found out a girl i liked was into them. As such I became distant towards her. I was upset because I felt inadequate, no way could I compare to the guys in that novel who were so experienced, had the perfect body and could always say the right things. I'm ashamed to say this but I also felt resentment towards her, I didn't think she'd be into a "Chad" or a "Brad" or some random hunk. I went crazy asking myself why and it wasn't until I read Nancy Friday's My Secret Garden that I understood. Women just like man fantasize, perhaps even more so. I disagree with the speaker, I know that there are also romance novels that can be quite obscene and even degrading. And there is nothing wrong about that and it's a way to explore things you often can't do in real life. Yes some girls take that fantasy into real life some don't. But the point is I don't have any right to how a girl thinks. Even if I marry a girl she could be fantasizing about my best friend or even my dog at night. Honestly the thought of this is so scary but it's the harsh reality. Nothing is owed and nothing is deserved, at any moment it can go away, but at the same time that's what makes life great. I now realize how pivotal books like these can be for girls. I wish I could go back in time and talk to her and laugh about those books and be more understanding. I'm sorry.

  4. ana maria mandazzi

    July 7, 2021 at 1:17 am

    Excellent Video clip! Forgive me for the intrusion, I am interested in your initial thoughts. Have you thought about – Ronaylor Amorous Astonishing (Sure I saw it on Google)? It is a great one off guide for making the man of your dreams want you minus the normal expense. Ive heard some awesome things about it and my work buddy at last got amazing success with it.

  5. Buffalo Dance Ensemble M. Vine

    July 7, 2021 at 1:17 am

    Best thing I’ve listened to this week. Love it.

  6. Michaela

    July 7, 2021 at 1:17 am

    3:19 while it makes sense that grocery store owners liked book covers with dominant men, I also think some women just think the pictures are hot, and that’s valid too

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