Maybe it's true. But is it? Sometimes, or even often times, the roughest battle for women is to handle women themselves.
From childhood until golden ages of "success" (=be it herself or her spouse), women compete to look best. We talk about other women on what they wear, how they look, where they shop, which salon they go to, who they date; everything! Taking their say serously can be a drain of energy.
When women do stupid things, men will laugh, but women will recall it whenever they want.
When office affairs happen, the first thing men will blame is the woman a for being such b**ch that makes men lose his grip, and so will women.
When a woman chooses to be a housewife, career women will accuse her for being too dependant; her job is nothing but throwing away her husband's money. When one chooses to be a career women, housewife will call her irresponsible for leaving her husband and kids to maids.
When a woman has her own way of parenting, other women will call her "wrong", or ever "not a good mom", without even thinking about trying to put their feet on her shoes.
When a woman chooses not to get married, or for some reason delay their marriage, men will call her desperate, while women call her "not being a real woman for not having a family"
All married women know exactly how it is annoying or even hurts with the "when are you going to have a baby?" question, but they can't help herself not to ask such question.
We all hate to be stereotyped, but we can't just help ourselves not to stereotype other women. Why do we always find a way to let other women down?
Yes men are cruel to us for ruling the world system we are living now in their own way, so why should we add more cruelty to to ourselves?
So let's stop calling ourselves with names we don't like. Stop letting them down. Every woman is gifted and kind-hearted. This world needs strong women to raise world's best minds and talents. Whatever we do, whatever we CHOOSE to do, is for a reason, be it for her better cause or people who surrounded her. Men have numerous ways of letting women down, so please don't add the misery.
Cheer up. You're a woman :)