Another Op-Ed About Women Writing M/M Romance and Cultural Appropriation, Ryan Field Books

 Another Op-Ed  About Women Writing M/M Romance and Cultural Appropriation

Other than the fact that I don’t support cultural appropriation of any kind, I have nothing to offer to this. I think it’s a well-written piece and that’s why I’m linking to it. 

Any form of cultural appropriation is wrong.  I would never write novels that focus on black culture or any other culture that’s not mine to write about. Keep in mind that straight white women are, indeed, in a position of privilege. Gay men are not. We are marginalized. 

If you don’t understand the kind of privilege I’m talking about, here’s a link to a great article.  And, Urban Dictionary gives a great example of White Female Privilege.  I don’t agree with everything there, but I do believe as a gay man I’m far more marginalized than a straight white woman. Pay attention. I’m talking about a gay man, not a straight man. 

Here’s something you have to do if you’re in a position of privilege and you’re writing about people who aren’t: ask yourself if it’s your story to tell. Ask yourself every single time. You may not arrive at an easy answer. You may not arrive at an answer at all. 

Here’s more. And once again, just for the record, this has nothing to do with straight women READING m/m romance…or any fiction genre. Readers are curious and they like to read about other cultures and other people. This is about writers only. In fact, I applaud readers who want to read about many topics. 

 Don’t Be Afraid of Virginia’s Woolf


Once Upon a Castle by Ryan Field

A Different Kind of Southern Love Story

What readers are saying about “Uncertainty”


“A wonderful story that I loved. The characters were well developed and strong. Gus: A sweet young man. Doing something for all the wrong reasons. Craig: his boyfriend, he’ll go along with anything Gus say. Henry: Gus father a no-nonsense man, who’s husband died last year. I enjoyed this story.”

Uncertainty by [Field, Ryan]

What readers said about “Altered Parts”
“Best Gay Novel In Years. This story will stay with you and you will feel you know every character and the beauty of their home in the mountains of North Carolina.”
In paperback or e-book. #gayromance #Wednesday

Altered Parts

Altered Parts by [Field, Ryan]

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