Women on TikTok are highlighting the cliches men use to write female characters.
Whether it’s a screenplay or a novel, male writers tend to describe women in overtly sexualized or downright nonsensical ways. There’s even an entire Reddit forum dedicated to how poorly men write women. Now, women on TikTok are, once again, underscoring the female tropes and stereotypes in male writing.
TikTokers wonder if they were written by a man or a woman
In one TikTok trend, women silently pose for the camera as they ask if they were written by a man or woman.
In another form of the meme, the posters embody the female stereotypes themselves.
In a video from @tabeabussmannphotography, she takes the POV of “a girl after a perfect date written by a man.” She giddily smells his jacket, eats from a carton of ice cream and drafts several messages to him.
“I’m a woman written by a man having breakfast,” @zhannared said.
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