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.

More info: Twitter | Instagram | MegVondriska.com

#1

Who Knew Ladies Were Like Capri Suns!

Who Knew Ladies Were Like Capri Suns!

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
1 year ago

There's also a wee label, much like the sign here sticker on a document. The man gets to keep this and wear it.

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#2

Oh How The Turn Tables

Oh How The Turn Tables

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Samantha Lomb
Community Member
1 year ago

This is a well written bit of satire, with the perfect ending

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#3

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

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

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Hannah Edwards
Community Member
1 year ago

“Can you ask the waiter for our bill?” “Don’t worry, my ass will do it”

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Previously, we spoke to the creator of the “Men Write Women” Twitter page, Meghan Vondriska, about her project that finally busts the sexist depictions of women by male authors. "Women just want to be written as human. That's it. There isn't some wild scientific equation to writing women, and it isn't difficult. Write them as human, with complex feelings, not as body parts that happen to be put together into a feminine form," she commented.

Meghan created this Twitter account in order “to craft a consistent narrative and to build a community that wasn’t hidden behind anonymity,” she said referring to the origins of her project.

#4

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 D**k Is Special Enough To Widen Hips

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 D**k Is Special Enough To Widen Hips

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Monday
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes because everyone knows having sex changes your bone structure.

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#5

Should Have Put This Up Sooner

Should Have Put This Up Sooner

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Hannah Edwards
Community Member
1 year ago

A throbbing jazz cafe sounds like a busy place where you probably have to wait ages for your coffee whilst listening to someone doing terrible amateur scat.

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#6

I Am Losing My Mind At This Passage

I Am Losing My Mind At This Passage

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Ginny Weasly
Community Member
1 year ago

You know what else isn’t accurate? This passage

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Having said that, Meghan believes that there are excellent male writers who can indeed write women. "Terry Pratchett is wonderful, and I've yet to see a submission from Michael Crichton." Meghan added that she’s a Pratchett fan.

"Pay attention to what you're reading, and who you're reading. You have to make sure your bookshelf isn't made up of just men. Add in some spice—some female authors, some nonbinary authors, authors of color. And lastly, just because you were assigned a book in high school, doesn't mean its good!"

#7

Vintage Wonder Woman Is Something Else

Vintage Wonder Woman Is Something Else

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Hannah Edwards
Community Member
1 year ago

Hahahahaha! This is brilliant!

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#8

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

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

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baso925
Community Member
1 year ago

Sticking with the US state theme, she could be Virginia Jones.

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#9

Is-... Is She A Gecko?

Is-... Is She A Gecko?

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Jaclyn
Community Member
1 year ago

Haha I can't stop picturing this gorgeous woman stumbling around hacking and half blind because she's got her eyelashes stuck in her mouth again while batting them at the no doubt unparalleled super manly main character. Haha oh man, it hurts. I can't stop laughing

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#10

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

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

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Mihai Mara
Community Member
1 year ago

Not ok so have so many lumps on your breasts. Go see a doctor.

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#11

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

“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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Karin Jansen
Community Member
1 year ago

"Oh noooo, not the thing keeping my vagina clean of infections and making sex enjoyable. How awful." *sarcasm ends*

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#12

Just Saw This And It Reminded Me Of This Sub

Just Saw This And It Reminded Me Of This Sub

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Nicole Weymann
Community Member
1 year ago

I love the mental image of a man lordly standing in front of the porcelain throne, conjuring thunderous splashings of pee while mine has to find its way through the maze of my innards. He gets to majestically drown the rubber ducks - I have to pray my liquids don't take an internal wrong turn and end up in the nose.

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#13

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

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

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El muerto
Community Member
1 year ago

well if we talking about jail...maybe

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#14

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

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

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
1 year ago

😂 someone's a boob guy

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#15

Forget Alarm Clocks

Forget Alarm Clocks

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
1 year ago

*slap* get up

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#16

As A Woman Who Totally Is Not Donald Trump Himself

As A Woman Who Totally Is Not Donald Trump Himself

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Maria Schneider
Community Member
1 year ago

In my eyes one of the least attractive men

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#17

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

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

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Berry Budgie
Community Member
1 year ago

This is obviously wrong as ladies pants dont have real back pockets

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#18

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

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

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Caro Caro
Community Member
1 year ago

God forbid she could be smarter than the man.

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#19

Book Is ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’ By Ian Fleming

Book Is ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’ By Ian Fleming

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Ninette
Community Member
1 year ago

This is disturbing. Makes me wonder how many rapists are convinced that their victims "love rape"?

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#20

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

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

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Samantha Lomb
Community Member
1 year ago

So men think women's nipples show our mood like a dog's tail? gross

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#21

Ew. Summer Knight By Jim Butcher

Ew. Summer Knight By Jim Butcher

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Maria Schneider
Community Member
1 year ago

Poor men. always victims of their instincts

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#22

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

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

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Sleazy Weaver
Community Member
1 year ago

How does one purse one's nipples? Sounds like a cool party trick.

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#23

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

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

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Luther von Wolfen
Community Member
1 year ago

So... she's a virgin, but she's seen some things?

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#24

I’m Speechless??

I’m Speechless??

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Max
Community Member
1 year ago

To be fair, bully terriers tend to be quite bouncy dogs...

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#25

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

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

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Jaclyn
Community Member
1 year ago

Not even children escape having their breasts described, even if it's to point out their lack of said breasts. Like that's something normal people deliberately observe about a child.

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#26

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

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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Jaclyn
Community Member
1 year ago

Wtf? Cannibalism fetish erotica? That's the only thing that makes this description make any kind of sense. And even then...I need to go look at some cute puppy pictures to forget this post ever existed.

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#27

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

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

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Luther von Wolfen
Community Member
1 year ago

I've never understood why anyone would read the second sentence of anything Bukowski wrote.

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#28

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

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

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Douglas Turner
Community Member
1 year ago

Ah yes, another tragic loss in the age-old Battle of the Breasts, this time to those perfidious adversaries Age and Gravity. Will this world ever emerge victorious, with all women gloriously endowed with perfect figures? Or will men have to continue the nightmare existence of crying at the sight of a woman who is clearly having a Pretty Bad Day?

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#29

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

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

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Kari Panda
Community Member
1 year ago

Not only is the description ridiculous, I would think for a musical casting director, voice should matter first and looks second.

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#30

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

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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Community Member
1 year ago

How ridiculous. I can cook up similar nonsense in a swift. ”Chad had massive hangover. Not just from excessive drinking but he had made a total fool of himself in front everybody. His di*c was looking pale and wrinkly and his balls were pulsing from shame.’ Or ’she took a closer look at Andrew. He was late twenties but already his hair was thinning. He was tall and and had exactly 2.2 pounds extra weight but was oddly soft and pale like bag full of dough. His stance hinted he had only ejaculated in his hand for last 14 years and his eyes indicated that he had severe mommy issues.’

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