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Women On Tumblr Point Out The Most Common Mistakes In Female Characters Created By Male Writers
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Women On Tumblr Point Out The Most Common Mistakes In Female Characters Created By Male Writers

Sometimes when you read a book, you ought to suspend your disbelief to believe the fantasy. However, there are times when it’s impossible to ignore some of the blatant inaccuracies, especially when they are connected to a substantial demographic (like half the world’s population).

It’s no secret that, at times, male authors describe women in the weirdest most sexist ways, creating awkward, unrealistic female characters that, unfortunately, other men often buy into. Well, women are not too happy about it, and some have come together to compile an ‘open letter’ to men writers. From the realities of periods to the functionality of high heels, these ladies cover a wide range of topics, correcting the misconceptions found in books with female heroes penned by male authors.

Now, we are not trying to be overly feminist, but if a strong female character demeans an average men’s masculinity, there’s something wrong with the guys themselves, not the women and feminism is not to be blamed of that.

Scroll down below to learn a thing or two about the gender roles and real women. Girls, if you have your own additions, don’t forget to leave them in the comments!

Women On Tumblr Point Out The Most Common Mistakes In Female Characters Created By Male Writers

Women On Tumblr Point Out The Most Common Mistakes In Female Characters Created By Male Writers

Women On Tumblr Point Out The Most Common Mistakes In Female Characters Created By Male Writers

Women On Tumblr Point Out The Most Common Mistakes In Female Characters Created By Male Writers

Women On Tumblr Point Out The Most Common Mistakes In Female Characters Created By Male Writers

Women On Tumblr Point Out The Most Common Mistakes In Female Characters Created By Male Writers

Women On Tumblr Point Out The Most Common Mistakes In Female Characters Created By Male Writers

Women On Tumblr Point Out The Most Common Mistakes In Female Characters Created By Male Writers

Women On Tumblr Point Out The Most Common Mistakes In Female Characters Created By Male Writers

Women On Tumblr Point Out The Most Common Mistakes In Female Characters Created By Male Writers

Women On Tumblr Point Out The Most Common Mistakes In Female Characters Created By Male Writers

Women On Tumblr Point Out The Most Common Mistakes In Female Characters Created By Male Writers

Women On Tumblr Point Out The Most Common Mistakes In Female Characters Created By Male Writers

Women On Tumblr Point Out The Most Common Mistakes In Female Characters Created By Male Writers

Women On Tumblr Point Out The Most Common Mistakes In Female Characters Created By Male Writers

Women On Tumblr Point Out The Most Common Mistakes In Female Characters Created By Male Writers

Women On Tumblr Point Out The Most Common Mistakes In Female Characters Created By Male Writers

Women On Tumblr Point Out The Most Common Mistakes In Female Characters Created By Male Writers

Women On Tumblr Point Out The Most Common Mistakes In Female Characters Created By Male Writers

Women On Tumblr Point Out The Most Common Mistakes In Female Characters Created By Male Writers

Women On Tumblr Point Out The Most Common Mistakes In Female Characters Created By Male Writers

Women On Tumblr Point Out The Most Common Mistakes In Female Characters Created By Male Writers

Women On Tumblr Point Out The Most Common Mistakes In Female Characters Created By Male Writers

Women On Tumblr Point Out The Most Common Mistakes In Female Characters Created By Male Writers

Women On Tumblr Point Out The Most Common Mistakes In Female Characters Created By Male Writers

Women On Tumblr Point Out The Most Common Mistakes In Female Characters Created By Male Writers

Women On Tumblr Point Out The Most Common Mistakes In Female Characters Created By Male Writers

Women On Tumblr Point Out The Most Common Mistakes In Female Characters Created By Male Writers

Women On Tumblr Point Out The Most Common Mistakes In Female Characters Created By Male Writers

Women On Tumblr Point Out The Most Common Mistakes In Female Characters Created By Male Writers

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Elissa Casiano
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I agree with lots of this, but feel really badly for the woman who has THAT much of a problem putting in a tampon. 🙄

Kat Waterflame
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I physically can't use tampons, and have to use pads, so I thanks for feeling bad for me. :)

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Jilltdcatlady
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

ALL OF THIS! ++++! And women in combat or post apocalypse roles, they don't have a toiletry kit to have clean shaven pits and legs. Or a 5 step face care to remove zits, hairs, bushy eyebrows, bags, or black circles. And where are they getting so much water that they have shampooed, conditioned hair daily while dying of thirst and starving and under a constant threat? Deal with it, women in their natural state are furry.

Marina Rios
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The problem with badly written female characters is about more than bras and periods. I find all these “strong female leads” unrealistic because they don’t do the one thing all women I’ve ever met in my life always do: talk to other women about what happened and how they feel about it.

Nora H.
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Actually not all women (nothing is true for all women). I honestly hate "girltalk", the going over daily events, he-said/she-said, feeling-sharing etc.

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Elissa Casiano
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I agree with lots of this, but feel really badly for the woman who has THAT much of a problem putting in a tampon. 🙄

Kat Waterflame
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I physically can't use tampons, and have to use pads, so I thanks for feeling bad for me. :)

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Jilltdcatlady
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

ALL OF THIS! ++++! And women in combat or post apocalypse roles, they don't have a toiletry kit to have clean shaven pits and legs. Or a 5 step face care to remove zits, hairs, bushy eyebrows, bags, or black circles. And where are they getting so much water that they have shampooed, conditioned hair daily while dying of thirst and starving and under a constant threat? Deal with it, women in their natural state are furry.

Marina Rios
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The problem with badly written female characters is about more than bras and periods. I find all these “strong female leads” unrealistic because they don’t do the one thing all women I’ve ever met in my life always do: talk to other women about what happened and how they feel about it.

Nora H.
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Actually not all women (nothing is true for all women). I honestly hate "girltalk", the going over daily events, he-said/she-said, feeling-sharing etc.

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