If you're a woman over the age of about 27, you're probably very, very familiar with the 'Sex And The City' episode where Carrie's boyfriend, Jack Berger, (who by the way, I hated) writes a novel. Carrie, who is also a writer, reads his novel and exclaims how much she enjoyed it before picking one small fault in the narrative.
The problem carrie has lies in the portrayal of Berger's lead female character. A New York City career woman. Carrie remarks;
"...And if you would shut your trap, I could tell you that I love, love, loved it! I loved it... Except for one huge problem. You have your leading lady running all over town wearing a scrunchie. A SCRUNCHIE!"
Berger defends his decision and it leads to a huge fight where Carrie highlights to him that successful women in New York city would not be seen dead running around Manhattan with a scrunchie in their hair and that if he knew anything about women, he would know that.
Berger, like most men, did not like being told he was wrong. He spends the rest of the episode either angry at Carrie, or trying to find a woman on the island of Manhattan with a scrunchie in her hair.
In 2019, Meghan Vondriska launched the ‘Men Write Women’ Twitter page, inspired by the 'Men Writing Women' Reddit Community. The Twitter page has over 65,000 followers 63k followers and features reallllllllly crappy examples of how little some male authors know about women.
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