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This Hilarious Twitter Thread Is Roasting The Way Male Authors Describe Women

Thank you, Literary Twitter for starting our new favorite hashtag challenge. The fun stems from the #OwnVoices hashtag, which addresses the voices of marginalized communities. The hashtag naturally had its critcs; among them was a male author that insisted he was living proof that men are capable of penning realistic female characters. After Gwen C. Katz  shared some super-cringey passages of his proof, the challenge was born. 

Women on Twitter quickly began parodying the passages, describing their most coveted features in hilarious and painfully flowery fashion. Many of these tweets show greater writing chops than we've seen in some books. While the fetishization of female characters is certainly getting old, we could read these farcical tweets all day.

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All Your Favorite Pop Songs Re-Imagined As Sonnets

Tumblr page Pop Sonnets (which updates weekly!) painstakingly reworks famous pop songs into Shakespearean poetry. The result is something both pop fans and lit nerds can appreciate. 

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More Of Your Favorite Pop Songs Re-Imagined As Sonnets

Ask and you shall receive. Our last collection of sonnets from Pop Sonnets was a huge hit, so we're back with more geeky Shakespearean goodness. This iambic pentameter is off the chain. 

Collection of famous pop songs re-imagined as Shakespearean sonnets, cover photo of Eminem in Elizabethan clothing with a sonnet version of "Lose Yourself."
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