Descriptions of men and women in literature


Interesting piece here on an AI study that looked at differences in how women and men were described in books. The unsurprising results were that words for women related to appearance and words for men related to behaviours. It made me think a bit about the Men Write Women twitter account!



Indeed. So the “unsurprising” study got me thinking what the role of fiction should be: to reinforce existing though marketable stereotypes, or to challenge them.