Juanita: Can't this pecker-brain see the difference between what's silly and what's dangerous? Now he is condoning reactionary novels that project demeaning female stereotypes. It makes me so angry to read such trash! Actually, this isn't a poem, but a psychological tirade in which male chauvinst pigs attack the dignity of women world-wide.


What did Jane Smith really
think of Dr. Livingston?

What unmentionable secret
was Elma Patridge afraid to reveal?

Why did Sue Sakamoto come from work
late each Thursday morning?

What was that odd scar
just above Lucy Chang's left heel?

You can learn these secrets
and discover new worlds of mystery

by visiting your local bookstore
and looking for the section

where people who believe in love
love to read

don't read just any novel!

insist on books that
guide your dreams

take a date with some cellulose
and envision harlequin romance scenes!

Harlequin Romance - an art work by T Newfields

Shu: Give it a break, Juanita. Afterall, a book is merely a book, and fantasy mirrors reality but dimly at best.
Let consumers enjoy their brief romantic illusions – perhaps it will help some face the world more bravely.
And if such a thing as "romance" actually exists, what is the harm in that?
Copyright (c) 2002, 2011 by T Newfields. All rights reserved.
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