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Why do some male authors have a difficult time writing from a woman's perspective?

Sort of a follow-up to How do you write a believable female character in a story?

It seems like female authors, generally speaking, have an easier time writing from the male perspective than vice-versa. Why is that? Is it merely the fact that the male perspective is more prevalent in media, or something deeper?

Feel free to question the basic assumption that women are better writing from a male POV than vice versa.
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tynamite's avatar #1 Women don't use language in the literal manner, but more as a means than a method

Women don't talk straight. I'm sure you've heard that loads of times before. Well wait until you read THIS!

10 Words That Women Use, And What They Really Mean


1. Fine: This is the word women use to end an
argument when they are right and you need to shut up.

2. Five Minutes: If she is getting dressed, this
means a half an hour. Five minutes is only five
minutes if you have just been given five more minutes
to watch the game before helping around the house.

3. Nothing: This is the calm before the storm. This
means something, and you should be on your toes.
Arguments that begin with nothing usually end in fine.

4. Go Ahead: This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!

5. Loud Sigh: This is actually a word, but is a
non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A
loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and
wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and
arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to #3 for
the meaning of nothing.)

6. That's Okay: This is one of the most dangerous
statements a women can make to a man. That's okay
means she wants to think long and hard before deciding
how and when you will pay for your mistake.

7. Thanks: A woman is thanking you, do not question,
or Faint. Just say you're welcome.

8. Whatever: Is a women's way of saying F**K YOU!

9. Don't worry about it, I got it: Another dangerous
statement, meaning this is something that a woman has
told a man to do several times, but is now doing it
herself. This will later result in a man asking
"What's wrong?" For the woman's response refer to #3.

10. Because: Women use this whenever they don't feel like explaining
something so the best thing to do is figure it out on your own.
#2 Women have indefinite emotions.
Have you noticed how women can look sad and act sad, but at the same time when you talk to them about stuff, not be sad? (And no they're not acting.) Women's emotions aren't like light switches. They're not just either on or off all the time. It's not only on one setting. They can be neither here or there, both at the same time, or be confusion of what emotion to be. They can be scared and confident. Insecure and certain. Frustrated and patient. Happy and sad.

#3 Women through no fault of their own (if that is possible) have complexity added onto their lives for the simplest of things

Thinking about going out? Got to put hairstyle on.
Thinking about walking down the road? Got to get perved on.
Thinking about raising an idea? Got to get belittled on.
Thinking about approaching someone? Got to get hit on.
Thinking about working somewhere? Got to get graded on.
Thinking about questioning insensitivity? Got to get condescension on.
Thinking about smiling? Got to get hit on.
Thinking about reacting? Got to get questions on.
Thinking about storytelling? Got to get retarded on.
Thinking about freedom? Got to get no one.

blah blah blah blah blah bippity bleh bluh padow that girl's derped but acting prestigious
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