R.S. Benedict and guest Meg talk about the creepy, objectifying, or just plain ridiculous way that all too many male authors write female characters. No one is spared as we poke fun at your favorites from Don DeLillo to Vampire Hunter D. Why does the literary establishment make fun of Stephenie Meyer’s thirsty, purple prose while lauding similarly horny descriptions by John Updike? Why do men think that breasts defy the laws of physics? What on earth is a vagina purse?
We also talk about good male authors and the perils of writing while horny. Join us as we attempt to describe a male character the way a man might write a woman.
- The Men Writing Women Twitter account
- Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace
- Not a Beautiful Protagonist
- Everything we learned about women’s anatomy from male authors
Some spectacular tweets including the vagina purse:
Fun fact, the same guy who is directing #lucyinthesky is the author of the book that inspired me to start this whole damn page (BEFORE THE FALL, Noah Hawley) pic.twitter.com/qNuicwSPJL
— Men Write Women (@men_write_women) September 12, 2019
We don’t get real pockets in pants because we have tiny purses in our vaginas!!! #thanksforthat #menwritingwomen (Stuart Woods, Desperate Measures) pic.twitter.com/42tTjv5Cs9
— Men Write Women (@men_write_women) July 29, 2019
the Very Real Scientific Explanation™️ of how babies are made #submission (CAT MAGIC, Whitley Strieber) pic.twitter.com/X1jdeORqsc
— Men Write Women (@men_write_women) August 28, 2019
(of course Joss mentions her feet)
Such a difference to read female heroes from the male perspective rather than the female (Wonder Woman as written by Joss Whedon) pic.twitter.com/fB9AAltw2c
— Men Write Women (@men_write_women) August 8, 2019
I guess god IS a woman (Vampire Hunter D, Hideyuki Kikuchi) #submission pic.twitter.com/bydAmzTzL3
— Men Write Women (@men_write_women) August 7, 2019
Well, my tits have stood up and walked out (COSMOPOLIS, Don DeLillo) pic.twitter.com/0Q8OJZ5Bhy
— Men Write Women (@men_write_women) August 6, 2019
— Helen Rosner (@hels) April 1, 2018
About Rite Gud: R.S. Benedict is an author, appearing in Fantasy and Science Fiction and Gardner Dozois’ The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of The Year’s Best Science Fiction. Matt Keeley, founder of Kittysneezes, is producing Rite Gud for KS Media, LLC. Rite Gud is a Kittysneezes production. If you have questions, comments and concerns, email ritegud – at – kittysneezzes – dot – com.
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