Ever read a novel and think surely no woman looks even remotely like this? Like what women have these male authors seen and why did they think those adjectives were a good choice? The New Feminist would definitely love to change the narrative around that and get some accurate descriptions of women. But here are some examples of men writing women for a laugh. Please do enjoy the ridiculousness of it.
In the Wheel of Time Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan, he writes:
Do women describe other women like this? I don’t think I’ve ever described a woman like this in my life. Also, what are love apples? What does that even mean?
Meanwhile, Alex Michaelides takes the sexist view that strong women are obviously bossy. In The Silent Patient:
Women of colour have definitely been done dirty in fiction. Take this, for example, why do they have to specify that she is Caribbean? And, god forbid, a manager wants people to do their job properly?
In Wheel of Time Shadow Rising, Robert Jordan writes:
Or they could be incredibly sexualised. Pick your poison, I suppose. (Wheel of Time Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan)
As you can see this one is both super old and in another language so let us translate a bit for you:
“Fresh and leaping breasts, moving upward as if unwilling to remain forever oppressed…”
There seems to be a recurring theme with these descriptions of women, where, for some reason, men seem to believe that breasts have a mind of their own. Although, from this
description, it seems as though this is a tale as old as time as this was from 1548! Humanity has never changed has it? (The Dialogue on the Beauty of Women Agno Firenzuola)
This tweet really sums it up perfectly. I don’t how these writers are going to amp up the game, but maybe it’s time for this trend to be buried.
Looks like Stuart Woods wanted to advocate for more pockets for women – go Stuart!
Literally so annoying when this happens!
This one was actually quite terrifying. No joke.
Unfortunately, we couldn’t find the author responsible for this gem but boy did he understand eroticism.
After delving into the depths of ‘men writing women’ content across the internet, we can safely say we are concerned not only at the multiple disturbing facets of male eroticism but also at the American and English education system. We need to do better because there is no way that we can allow men to go on believing that our breasts defy gravity.
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