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Time once again for my occasional series "Women with great hair fleeing gothic houses!"

And today we visit 1971... #ThursdayThoughts
Note: this is a sea-circled island...

Terror On Duncan Island, by Caroline Farr. Signer #Gothic, 1971. Cover by Allan Kass.
Is she walking on water there?

The Night Of The Enchantress, by Katherine Troy. Coronet #Gothic, 1971.
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Still thinking this morning about white (often straight, cis) women in #romance. A crucial lesson all of us must learn in order to do effective anti-oppression work in our daily lives is that to the extent we feel comfortable and comforted in exclusive spaces, ... 1/
... our comfort is crafted by exclusion.

Gonna say this again: Our comfort is crafted by exclusion.

And that should make us uncomfortable. And, ultimately, it should make it impossible for us to feel comforted by those spaces. 2/
(IMPORTANT CAVEAT: "exclusive space" in this context does not mean exclusive of people who make a space unsafe through violations of codes of conduct. I'm talking about exclusive spaces built upon us/them, privileged/marginalized dynamics.) 3/
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I started my Valentine's Day by dropping 14Ibs of rose petals on my wife from a special pulley controlled mechanism above the bed. Seal's coming round later to sing Kiss From a Rose to her. Just so you all know what you're competing with. #romance
I also painted a portrait of her from memory and set it on fire, dancing passionately to the music of the flames. A dangerous dance of love. Just so you all appreciate that's the standard I'm setting. #romance #ValentinesDay
My wife just looked out of the window there to be greeted by a 21 wrestler salute. Each wrestler then presented her with a poem, written by me, and hummed softly as I recited each one to her from a podium I had secretly constructed. That's where I'm at romance wise. #romance
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