What are some of the attributes of male characters written by women?

With much said about how the male gaze affects female characters ("men writing women"), and with more media now being presented from the female perspective, what are some common threads among male characters written by women? Examples could come from various mediums, like Speckle from Tuca and Bertie (TV) and Khalid from Ayesha At Last by Uzma Jalaluddin (literature).

  • It might be fun to compare and contrast men from Austen, Bronte, Shelley, etc. to more modern literature. – noahspud 2 years ago

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