Writing is harder than most people think. Many individuals assume that they could write the next Great American Novel if given enough free time, but in reality, actually putting pen to paper (or, in most cases, finger to keyboard) requires a lot of commitment, talent, and time. And once you're done writing, you have to undergo the slog of editing. In most cases, the majority of what you write in a first draft probably won't even make it to the final product.
One of the hardest parts of writing is crafting believable characters. This especially evident in the way that some male writers write about female characters. For whatever reason, many male writers tend to write primarily about the physical aspects of their female characters and honestly? It's pretty weird and disturbing. Obviously, there are plenty of writers (of all sexes) who really nail it when it comes to writing about women. But we're not talking about those today. We're talking about the ones who do a really, really bad job. Ones who can't seem to not mention boobs in the weirdest contexts. I'll show you what I mean.
Take this writer, who assumed women look forward to their period:If you have a period, you know that there is literally nothing to look forward to about it. Except maybe eating chocolate to cope.
This whole discussion about criminal shows is giving me life:
"Her hat size was infant."
Men writing women characters: She was beautiful but didn’t know it. She was 5’7 and 101 pounds. Her feet were size… https://t.co/pNfXadtR0T— Lucy Huber (@Lucy Huber)1550430457.0
Her breasts were like what now?
I should have way more children...
The pee maze.female anatomy textbook, though.
Talking about "the number."
Hey! This is gross and weird!
Yes, this is exactly how I think about my female coworkers.
"Her breasts were like pillows of dough."
"Her startled breasts"
This is just impossible.
The impossible body.
"Rippled in appreciation."
Tell me more about her big breasts.
"It had been a while."
"Like the rumps of mountain sheep."
"It can make her unbalanced."
U know that joke that's not rly a joke abt male authors describing women https://t.co/ijzHI7L5iN— paranormal baektivity (@paranormal baektivity)1530343115.0
Say again about the nostrils?
Eeee! I found it! My favorite description of a woman written by a man. F. Marion Crawford's THE WHITE SISTER. 1. R… https://t.co/14riRC1Unk— Movies Silently (@Movies Silently)1532842628.0
Signs that the book you're reading was written by a man: A female character, who has been described as wearing "clo… https://t.co/KJDqC6z8Y1— Melissa’s Exta-Clever Halloween Name (@Melissa’s Exta-Clever Halloween Name)1532811754.0