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How do I write a sexist narrator without coming off as sexist myself?

Make the Narrator a character A great example of this is the novella I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream by Harlan Ellison. The narrator is the main character, Ted, retelling past events. There are ...
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How do I write a sexist narrator without coming off as sexist myself?

Here is one idea of how to do it, which kind of echoes what Flater said in their post about humanizing the narrator: Voice the sexist character as sexist as they need to be, without editing or trying ...
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How do I write a sexist narrator without coming off as sexist myself?

Why would you care at all how you are coming off for the intended audience? No matter how many techniques and disclaimers you put, someone in any larger audience is always eventually going to be ...
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How do I write a sexist narrator without coming off as sexist myself?

If the narrator is also a character (maybe one that's not introduced till later), make sure to include personal/opinionated phrases like "If you ask me, they should blah blah" "...
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How do I write a sexist narrator without coming off as sexist myself?

Only naive people will confuse the author for the narrator (unless the text has an autobiographical air to it). I would not pay any attention to that perceived danger. The question is then how to ...
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How do I write a sexist narrator without coming off as sexist myself?

Narrators are generally given the air of omniscience and moral framework for the story. This means that without indicating otherwise, the reader is going to infer that the narrator's opinion reflects ...
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How do I write a sexist narrator without coming off as sexist myself?

One way is to have bad things happen to your narrator, precisely because of his/her sexist views, then have some characters (possibly even the narrator themselves) comment on it. You can see how this ...
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How do I write a sexist narrator without coming off as sexist myself?

It is significantly easier to get away with this in the context of screenwriting than in the context of (say) a novel. This is because, in a novel, the narrator is the lens through which the audience ...
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How do I write a sexist narrator without coming off as sexist myself?

Basically this comes down to how you write any character without readers thinking that theirs is your opinion. There are many novels and movies that give the general impression that the authors and ...
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How do I write a screenplay with three protagonists?

This sort of, kind of, sounds like β€˜The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly.’. Except for your characters are protagonists. In G-B-U, they are kind of anti-heroes, but it seems very similar β€” in terms of ...
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