Her breasts are like what? The hump male writers can’t get over

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Her breasts are like what? The hump male writers can’t get over

A literary festival goes in search of ‘the finest example of truly awful writing about women’

Hannah Furness

From “depressed breasts” to a derrière like “the rumps of mountain sheep”, male writers have not always got it quite right when it comes to describing their female protagonists. 

Primadonna, a new literary festival in Suffolk, England, is to showcase the excruciating worst of the “truly awful writing about women” to be found in the English language, as it pokes fun at literature’s unnerving obsession with the female form. 

An event chaired by Sandi Toksvig will be entitled “Her Breasts Preceded Her into the Room” in honour of the “deathless prose” organisers say has been offered by male authors...

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