I used to read MB's when I was really young.. standard 9th to college I think. And recently someone came over to our place and brought along with them a dozen of MBs. Now, its been ages since i last read an MB.. 10-11 years i think.. I was somehow drawn to them.. curiosity.. what would i feel like now when i read them.
Earlier.. the dark brooding rich hero... the pathetic heroine.. used to draw ooohs and aahs.. at least the hero did.. and it used to be fun reading it.. so thrilling.. and we young women would be lost in our own dreamworld when reading it .. maybe such incredibly romantic things would happen to us too!!!!
And now when i read these.. i was like.. Yikes!!!! Why did i ever like these utterly idiotic books!!!!!! They are so regressive... the women mostly shown in poor light.. the sad little ones who can never defend themselves and who would forever be a victim of some plot hatched by the vamp. I read 2 of these in the last couple of days.. the heroines were so cloying and irritating.. if i ever met them in real life.. I would slap them silly.
And nothing to say about the men.. "the MEN"... funnily enough while the world has progressed, the MB world still remains a century old.. their men are still dominating, lordly.. powerful.. with brooding eyes.. oh, how can i miss the brooding eyes.. standing out in a crowd.. kind yet menacing to those who cross them.. i wonder if we put all these men together in a room, who will stand out!!!!! They are so stereotypical!!!! Even the Indian ads have moved out of showing men and women in their traditional roles...
When will MBs do that!!!!!!!!!!!