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[โ€“] Medusa [OP] ๐Ÿ 46 points (+46|-0)

I don't know, I see the point - to teenage girls and women, a lot of older women are unlikable. It's not until you're older and have had to deal with all the demands placed on women for years that you realize why so many of them aren't "fun" or "easygoing" the way men are. My mother and her friends were deeply unhappy, in large part because of the unrealistic expectations and unfair workload placed on them by men.

I think the woman in the screenshot is correct in her assessment that a lot of younger women have a much easier time relating to the struggles of other teenagers and people in their peer group, and now that they've made their own "oppressed" groups to identify into, they can stay comfortably in their bubbles, roleplaying with friends. That's a lot more fun and easier to swallow (if you can successfully keep the delusion up) than looking head-on into the oppression of women, and realizing there's no escape and the best shot you have is to align yourself with other women, even (especially!) the ones you don't like.

[โ€“] Verdandi 3 points (+3|-0)

She's saying that from the viewpoint of a theoretical teenage libfem. She doesn't actually think that.