Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Romance as Porn ...

Warning: Outrage ahead.

In Texas, Fred Head (I'm serious, that's his name) is taking mud-slinging to an entirely new level. He's not just slinging mud at his opponent, he's slinging mud at ROMANCE NOVELS!

He's calling them porn!!!!!!!!!!!!

His opponent, Susan Combs, wrote a Kismet Romance called A Perfect Match sixteen years ago. Evidently, THREE whole pages have sex on them. Boy, what a pornographic book. I don't think it even qualifies as erotica!

How wise is that? Considering that romance is the number one selling genre, and woman buy the most books, isn't he alienating his female constituents?

I really hate it when people judge like that. But I'd sure vote for Susan Combs, though!

5 bonus scribbles:

StarvingWriteNow 10/12/2006 07:34:00 AM  

I get the feeling that poor Mr. Fred Head got so much abuse in his formative years that he has taken up anti-porn as his crusade.

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Anonymous,  10/14/2006 07:08:00 AM  

I think everyone is missing the bigger picture, Susan Combs wrote a book with sex and then Susan Combs took a public position during debate on a sex education (ABSENCE ONLY) bill while she served as a State Representative. The point, Susan Combs is a hypocrite.

Fred Head is clearly stating the facts.

Please debate how you can write a book of this nature and then took a public position of sex education (ABSENCE ONLY) bill. Can't have it both ways.

spy scribbler 10/14/2006 09:21:00 AM  

Well, I have to tell you anonymous, you're cracking me up this morning. Sex education is to do with kids. A romance novel is written for adults.

The two have absolutely nothing to do with each other.

Michelle Pillow 10/14/2006 01:41:00 PM  

Wow, Anon really made the rounds last night, lol. Out of curiosity, I looked it up. :)

I already stated my response to her/his debate request on my blog. BTW, someone tracked where the comments were coming from, lol.

The short of it is, Teaching kids to abstain (not absence, lol) is not the same as books for adults. They are clearly two different issues and this is a weak, see through attempt at political campaigning--notice where all the anon links go to. They really should hit facts, not candidate election websites.


Michelle M Pillow, www.michellepillow.com -- so I'm not Anon :)