55 Times Male Authors Showed They Barely Know Anything About Women (New Pics)

If you ever went “oh, a man wrote this” (and I couldn’t count the number of times I have!) while reading a piece of prose, this subreddit community is just for you. “Men Writing Women” is a hugely popular subreddit founded by Meg Vondriska, an advertising social strategist on the East Coast of America, who’s had enough of male authors depicting female characters in an unrealistic, often very sexualized and gendered manner.

“The more I started to notice it in the books I was reading, the more I was frustrated and wanted to talk about it,” she told the press. Today, the subreddit is fully dedicated to sharing samples of “how men who create films, books, TV, and graphic novels characterize women,” and no longer buying into it.

Let’s see what examples the community has busted so far, and after you’re done, be sure to check out part 1 of the article right here.

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#1 Who Knew Ladies Were Like Capri Suns!

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#2 These Examples Of Bad Writing From The Latest New Yorker Issue Killed Me

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#3 Monster Hunter Memoirs: Grunge By Larry Correia And John Ringo. "Narrow Hips That Showed She Was A Virgin" Uh... Excuse Me? I Don't Think You Dick Is Special Enough To Widen Hips

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#4 I Am Losing My Mind At This Passage

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#5 This Is How Women Cope With Loss According To Haruki Marukami (1q84, An International Best Seller)

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#6 Should Have Put This Up Sooner

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#7 Ew. Summer Knight By Jim Butcher

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#8 “Occasional Vaginal Discharge” You Mean That Thing That Everyone With A Vagina Gets And Is Completely Natural All Of The Time?

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#9 A Man Describing His Dream Woman [“The Dark Forest”, Cixin Liu]

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#10 “110 Pounds Soaking Wet, With A Heavy Chest And An Ass That Would Get Any Man's Attention.”

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#11 I’m Speechless??

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#12 Yes, Because I Really Need To Know That The Lost 9yr Old Doesn't Have Breasts. Thanks, Stephen King

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#13 Forget Alarm Clocks

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#14 Oh My.. (Shane Dawson, I Hate Myselfie)

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#15 Every Adjective I Could Come Up With To Describe How Reading Things Makes Me Feel Pales In Comparison To This Monstrosity Of A Paragraph

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#16 [the Things They Carried By Tim O'brien] Reading A Book For English Class And Found These...

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#17 Ken Follet Is One Of My Favorite Authors, But Lately He Has Been Really Putting Me Off. This Is Just Gross.

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#18 I Am So Tired Of Seeing This Phrase. Just Let Women Cry! Why Are You Trying To Be Attracted To Them When They’re Sad?

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#19 As A Woman Who Totally Is Not Donald Trump Himself

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#20 Keeping Your Emotions In Your Nipples Since 1980 (Number Of The Beast, Robert A. Heinlein)

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#21 Cw For Rape Mention But Wow. Book Is ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’ By Ian Fleming

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#22 Starts Early. LEGO Star Wars Phonics

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#23 Is-... Is She A Gecko?

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#24 Pants So Tight You Could Read The Expiration Date Of A Credit Card

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#25 Ah Yes, What A Classic Mother-Daughter Interaction

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#26 Vintage Wonder Woman Is Something Else

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#27 Apple Fires Ex-Facebook Hire After Becoming Aware Of Misogynistic Viewpoints From Best-Selling Book. This Is What Is Written In The Book

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#28 Artemis By Andy Weir

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#29 Magical Hymen Restoration (The Daylight War By Peter V. Brett)

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#30 Ah Yes, Only Women’s Personalities Are Unpredictable. [2001: A Space Odyssey By Arthur C. Clarke]

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#31 You’ve Got To Love Ian Fleming The Sexist Misogynist Dinosaur And Relic Of The Cold War

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#32 Is She Really A Woman If Her Boobs Are Not Described?

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#33 Women Enjoy Being Groped If It's On A Body Part They're Proud Of, Implies Saul Bellow In 'The Adventures Of Augie March' (1953), A Book Considered To Be In Contention For The Title Of Great American Novel

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#34 Just Saw This And It Reminded Me Of This Sub

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#35 “Women” By Charles Bukowski. I Could Highlight The Whole Book

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#36 Ah Yes, How Comforting For A Woman To Have Men Stare At Her Back! (Death’s End, By Cixin Liu)

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#37 I’m Just On Page 3 Of This Book, And This Is The Detective’s First Thoughts On The Mother Of A Kidnapped Child.

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#38 Shame On All Of You Fashion Hussies!

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#39 Don’t Know If I’m Doing This Right

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#40 "Not How Sex Works" From "Ritual" By David Pinner, Plus Generic Nipples

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#41 Vaginas Are Just Quick-Access Pockets. Santa Fe Edge By Stuart Woods

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#42 I Don’t Know About You But I Always Introduce My Friends To Strange Men This Way.

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#43 Anti-Gravity Bewbs "Rendezvous With Rama" Arthur C. Clarke

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#44 The Rest Of The Book Included Similarly Horrendous Descriptions Of Teenagers (Hope I Got The Time/Flair Right, It’s Wednesday In Australia!)

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#45 "Her Ovaries Rotating In The Estrogen Broth" -- From The Short Story "Joy Of Life" By Alessandro Manzetti

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#46 “Waited As Patiently As Her Sex Would Permit”

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#47 From Bapsi Sidhwa's Cracking India

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#48 How Do You Know That A Man Wrote A Female Character - She Thinks Too Much About Her Nipples, Complains About The Waitress Not Smiling Enough, And Worries About Calories Despite Having A Perfect Body. For Some Context, This Is A Horror Novel Where She's Just Encountered A Terrifying Monster.

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#49 Starvation Only Makes A Woman Sexier, Didn’t You Know? I Found This On Facebook And I Don’t Even Know Where To Start.

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#50 Ah Yes This Is How A Dad Sees His Fifteen Year Old Daughter [dragon Heart: Stone Will, Kirill Klevanski]

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#51 Dear Stephen King, Gravity Is Still Very Much At Present When We're Laying Down [from His Book The Stand]

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#52 Not A Description Per Se But I Feel Like It Definitely Has The Spirit Of This Sub

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#53 Oh How The Turn Tables

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#54 Fuuuu... They’re Onto Us ?

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#55 In An Article About The First Pregnant Mummy To Ever Be Discovered. Even In Death.

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