Is it necessary? Does it bug you when someone smirks and says, “Oh, you read that crap?”
Or as a writer when someone says, “You write that smutty stuff?”
Or hear this from non romance writers, “When are you going to write a real book?”
Or when a friend, family member or casual acquaintances introduces you as the ‘porn writer’, does it offend you?
When you see an author behaving badly or publicly dissing the genre does it bug you?
With any one of these scenarios, do you feel the need to defend what you love to read and write?
And if you do, what do you say?