There was a comment by an AGP on a (now deleted) Mumsnet thread that gave me a lightbulb moment; he was arguing that women are AGPs when we get dressed and stand in front of a mirror. According to him, women get a frisson from dressing as women in feminine clothing. And I suddenly 'got it' in a way I hadn't before; they tell themselves 'this is what women do' so that when they do it, it makes the pretense more realistic.

Maybe this is why they get so angry with us online? They can't control our responses as easily as they can when we talk face to face. Its easier for us to be bolshy and put unwanted ideas into their heads. They dont get as much useable material from us, especially as they can't see us.

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