According to the creative writing author Gwen C. Katz, male authors are often struggling to create interesting and believable female characters that women can empathize with. She tweeted:
“A male author is insisting that he is living proof that it’s possible for a male author to write an authentic female protagonist.”
And then she presented his example, reinforcing her point so much. Of course, it is possible for male authors to create realistic and sympathetic female narrators, this one is DEFINITELY not the example of it. Katz’s tweet even kicked off a challenge, with people writing brilliant, creative and funny offerings when asked to “describe themselves as a male author would”.
We must point out that the thread is absolutely hilarious, but it also shows how women feel about the way they are viewed by men. Katz left the male author unnamed, but authors like him who project the physically-focused ideals onto their female narrators definitely deserve this kind of mockery. Check out some of the best parts of the thread below, and feel free to give us your thoughts in the comments!
This is the first tweet of Gwen C. Katz:
She presented the example which only reinforced her point:
Many women jumped on board, and they started a unique challenge.