It’s an ethos that creates a pretty fucking sexist paradigm: as a woman, if you’re not nice and supportive at all times, then you’re a “mean girl.” That way of thinking not only infantilizes grown women, but in turn is reductive of their very real issues. Worse still, it genders the situation. The result is that women’s critique of other women is then viewed as petty, bitchy behavior, and ultimately, not as important as what men have to say.
This quote is from an article on Jezebel.com:
I watch the show Girls and I see who I was in my mid-twenties, and who I wish I had been. The show is infuriating, nostalgic, inspiring and blazing trails.