Last week, an article in The New Republic took another potshot (a scathing, entirely dismissive potshot) at romance, and the readers who enjoy it.
And the romance world responded: First, the Washington Post said, “Men, Stop Lecturing Women About Reading Romance Novels;” and then there's Bobbi Dumas in Kirkus Reviews offering a Defense of Romance, Vol. 2; and finally Eloisa James on Feminism, Sexuality, and Why Romance Novels Are More Than Worthy of Respect.
What is your best response when someone says something dismissive or ignorant about the romance genre?
h/t to Heather Waters for the post!