Men Writing Women – Stand-up Clip

Working on a bit about how men write women–here’s its first iteration last fall.

As a writer and avid reader, I always pay close attention to how male authors write women–because many famously do not do it well, and it’s often quite funny. Personified body parts. One dimensional personalities. Lack of character development. I could go on. Sometimes dogs have better plots than the women.

For example, I was recently reading An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green (fun read, by the way, and I’m a fan of his), and he had his female protagonist tweet about getting her boobs caught in a door frame. For any boobless folks–that’s not a thing. I even reached out to a friend who has a considerably bigger chest than mine to double check–“Am I crazy? Is this a thing?” She assured me, it’s not.

When I find these, I add them to the bit. This was v1.1 from last fall at the Laughing Skull in Atlanta, GA.