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I mean, women actually getting together away from the oversight of men does tend to be something that patriarchy and its handmaidens find threatening. Lot of work gets put into keeping us isolated from each other (even in things like polygynous housing designs; they tend to put the man in the middle to keep wives from teaming up and conspiring against him).

TRAs want "TERFs" to be utterly alone and terrified. They want every doubter of their ideology thinking she's the only one and too afraid to question it aloud. There's strength in numbers and strength in shared conviction.

Absolutely, this.

Speaking from experience, so many realizations are had when I'm in a group of only women.

You don't realize how suffocating men are until there aren't any present.

For all of the poor handling of the metoo movement, also saw a ton of women realizing it isn't just me.

Keep them confused, isolated, uneducated and disempowered. Not enough women realize how much of what is done to other groups applies to women as a class. They have been brainwashed not to see the disparity in treatment.

Agreed.

I was listening to a podcast about the British post office scandal and the thing that kept being brought up over and over, was all of the sub-postmasters who were interrogated and investigated and punished over supposed theft were told THEY WERE THE ONLY PERSON WHO THIS WAS HAPPENING TO.

And, instead, it was a terribly disastrous computer system and several thousands of people had their lives ruined and it took them quite some time to find each other.

Isolation is a strategy, for sure. How dare people get together AND TALK? Why they might figure out the actual deal and fight back and pull the covers back and show the whole world what's really going on.

Isn't that why corporations discourage employees from discussing their wages? I found out I was the lowest paid employee in my department even though I was the manager of said department, in charge of 11 employees.

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Are you by any chance a female working amongst lower skilled, higher paid males?

or am I just basing this on what my other female friends are facing??

That's so, so common. A number of women who were abused by priests were told the same thing by the church, told individually that they needed more accusers to move forward on proceedings against the same man, told they were the only one.

A former employer of mine did something similar, in particular my direct manager and her manager. They would criticize my work and my behavior (that I wasn't friendly enough or annoyed too often), and then close this off with telling me how my co-workers supposedly also noticed that and mentioned it to them.

It was pretty early in my career and I was much less secure in my skills than I am now, so I just kept my head down and tried getting better somehow. Thinking that my co-workers all thought lowly of me was so embarrassing to me that I didn't think of talking to any of them about it.

Well, things changed at that place over time and it came out that our manager had basically done the same thing to the entire team, with the exception of her closest friends on it (who just told her what she wanted to hear anyway).

Still makes me angry sometimes, just thinking back to that.

[–] crodish [OP] 45 points Edited

We talk about females getting raped by males in female prisons, females losing their places to males in women's sports, female homosexuals being told they need to suck dick, no one bats an eyelid.

A bunch of women meet up for lunch and everyone loses their minds.

Edit: LMFAO hashtag MadAngryCry is a thing now!

Oh so we no longer have the right to congregate

Not without a male guardian or proxy present. We might say the bad thoughts out loud.

Imagine crying that some women had a luncheon.

I honestly can’t understand women who won’t recognize that women are human beings with ideas, feelings and boundaries just like men. Throwing other women under the bus for males of all things is so pathetic and weak. Men are not better than us so stop dick-pandering and grow some fucking ovaries.

Too bad though, I kind of liked Rosie. Oh well, cope and seethe xD

So the TRA handmaidens are weeping over the fact that a bunch of women they've made very clear they don't like dared to have lunch together, yet are remaining utterly silent on all the homophobic misogynists within their "community" that are openly spouting vile bullshit in response. Colour me surprised!

Alternatively, I don't see this same level of shock and rage over men meeting together in groups to talk about how they hate women, and how they're going to hurt us. Because believe me those actual hate gatherings have gotten more and more frequent. But a couple women get together to speak and the world goes wild. It's pathetic.

Interestingly, if it wasn't for the TRAs I doubt many of these women would have ever met each other.

Pretty sure you kicked all of the "terfs" out of your community already. Now, you're upset that you didn't get invited to the party? Or, rather, are you upset that they're thriving and organizing away from your authoritarian pity party?

[–] [Deleted] 11 points Edited

One, you didn't cry and we all know it you dramatic loser. And really "stop hate,"but you called a gathering of women in their privacy a "terf gathering". Like hold your horses stasi, you can't police women hanging out with their peers.

[–] hellamomzilla 19 points Edited

Look at it and cry: NO MEN ALLOWED.

Good grief, how do these people exist in the world where people do things they have no control over? Why would anyone get so upset over a picture of a group of middle-aged women having lunch?

Someone said this and it's so true: "You might look at this and just think Rosie is an ignorant, dangerous fool.

But if you look at the hidden replies, you'll see she's not ignorant. She's well aware of the harm, she just pretends not to see it.

What does she get for selling gay kids and women down the river?"

Look at Rosie's tweet if you want to see the hidden replies. Truly sinister.

[–] crodish [OP] 8 points Edited

I found this instead that scrolls for a good twenty seconds of very sensible tweets. All hidden. Jesus christ. I hate this earth.

She and Laurie Penny can share the same handbasket.

Edit: urgh there are actually quite a number of misogynistic tweets mixed up in the Hidden Replies, just more men happy to abuse women no matter what side they're on. I'm reporting those.

I was wondering if she was trying to satirise TRAs here since she's a comedian, until I saw TIPs in the replies thanking her for being brave and stunning 🤦‍♀️ I can't tell anymore lol

https://web.archive.org/web/20220411180853/https://twitter.com/josierones/status/1513567003407228928

Yeah, it's very weird. She's a lesbian but she sees this lunch party as "hateful".

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