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Believing “bad” members of her group to be the reason for these caricatures to exist

How do we fit libfems in here? I'd say they are not feminists at all, but men's demands activists.

But then I'm saying there are "bad" members.

it sucks because there’s always going to be actual legitimate criticism of women in a patriarchy— women who are still aligned with male values and male beliefs as we are taught to do. in the current political climate everything is more confusing than ever before because feminism is seemingly mainstream, except not really, and men can become women etc

i think libfems fit into #3 - women who haven’t yet grasped the severity of male hatred towards women. if they had, they would understand that terf is just another iteration of “witch.” and so they believe male demonizations of the evil “terf.”

another time this has come up for me is that “pick me” was seemingly a legitimate criticism of women who try so hard to align themselves with men, but now it seems to be tossed around so often that i’m starting to feel like it’s another expression of misogyny. (my feeling is that libfems are cultural/societal pickmes so i’m no longer taking pickme criticism from a pickme)

it’s hard to differentiate between actual criticism of women who are aligned with men, and a projection of internalized misogyny on women who are “too feminist.”

and of course libfems probably see us as the former as well, thinking our understanding of sex as binary as a conservative/patriarchal talking point.