These Women Described Themselves Like Male Authors Would And Their Tweets Are Hilarious AF

A woman reading a book in the sunset
Unsplash / Aziz Acharki and Twitter / @JenAshleyWright

For centuries, male authors have been describing women in their books and it has been very, very… bad. Horrible, honestly. And it’s not like we haven’t noticed — in fact, many woman have taken to making fun of the unrealistic (and often sexist) way men describe female characters in their novels and poetry.

Twitter user Jonathan Franzia decided to make a joke out of the awful description but asking women on Twitter to describe themselves the way a male author would.

And the brave women of Twitter certainly took up that challenge — and god, everything they wrote is pure gold.

https://twitter.com/lucyprebblish/status/981076441512243200

https://twitter.com/SarahWatson42/status/980921605953081349

https://twitter.com/thetsarina/status/980546954257158144

I especially like the descriptions that compare women to food, because for some reason, it feels accurate.

Other woman had trouble trying to describe the pure disinterest men had in them.

https://twitter.com/shannonpurser/status/981020460321333248

Perhaps a picture is worth a thousand words?

Don’t worry, male writers — if you’re planning on writing a book that includes female characters and are worried about what this thread might say about you, we have a handy little trick you can use:

https://twitter.com/kateleth/status/980835162677166081

How would you describe yourself if you were a male author? Keep the comments coming, please. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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