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QUIZ: Can You Guess Which Descriptions of Female Characters Were Written By Male Authors?

Look, it’s not as if all the women are writing things like “She possessed not only great beauty but also a fine countenance” while all the men are writing, “SHE HAD SUCH A GREAT BUTT THAT IT WAS ABOUT THREE DAYS BEFORE I REALIZED SHE ALSO HAD A FACE.” Still, the fact remains that sometimes it’s easy to tell a man’s description of a female character from a woman’s.

Or is it? Take a look at the following descriptions and see if you can figure out who’s writing what.

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