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Clarification needed: What's a "Frau"?

Being of immediate Germanic heritage, I'm quite familiar with the term and the category; but what's the designation/assignation here on DL? Is it just a woman, or "woman" defined by her unflattering characteristics, or something else?

by Anonymousreply 29November 25, 2022 6:17 AM

Middle-aged woman with stereotypical middle-aged Midwestern US woman interests.

by Anonymousreply 1November 23, 2022 8:14 PM

Both: that horrendous bitch that annoys you at work AND a generic tit and snatch haver. Depends entirely on the context.

by Anonymousreply 2November 23, 2022 8:14 PM

I asked that question when I was new to DL in 2015. This video is the answer I got. Watch the whole thing.

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by Anonymousreply 3November 23, 2022 8:49 PM

A stereotypical term for a stereotype often used as a slur or as an attempt to gate keep who gets to post and what topics are legitimate on the DL

by Anonymousreply 4November 23, 2022 9:00 PM

Yikes R3 - that is the frauest Karen on planet earth.

by Anonymousreply 5November 23, 2022 9:03 PM

R3/R5 Angela's rant is Literature. It's canonised. People rewatch it every holiday season like it's a beloved movie.

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by Anonymousreply 6November 23, 2022 9:33 PM

Frauism can encompass all times of women. To me it means a sanctimonious, boring cunt.

by Anonymousreply 7November 23, 2022 9:35 PM

R3, the woman in that video looks exhausting.

by Anonymousreply 8November 23, 2022 9:38 PM

It was originally short for hausfrau and I think R1 has the best definition so far, but it's true that some of DL's misogynists use it to mean just about any woman.

by Anonymousreply 9November 23, 2022 9:41 PM

Add to the above replies, usually over-weight with her feet spilling over the soles of her sandals. Oh, and they LOVE to scrapbook and cannot resist home-marketing parties such as Pampered Chef and Epicure.

by Anonymousreply 10November 23, 2022 9:46 PM

The term is overused. DL uses it for every straight woman now and to bash them as a collective. Hausfrau or frau means bland, conservative and intellectually uncurious women who are into stereotypical middle American interests and usually chubby, frumpy and have a litter of kids. I guess it's kind of like a gendered version of hayseed or hick. Not all frauen are Karens that's the evil version. Ironically many queens on here are frauen themselves with their cooking, home decor, fashion and soap opera threads. They lie and say they're so masculine and love to bash straight women over jealousy of having more access to straight dick.

by Anonymousreply 11November 23, 2022 9:55 PM

Fraus were a bit Karens before Karens existed. Fraus are white, basic, annoying, they go see movies like "est, pray, love", (they have such stickers as wall art), they love Meryl Streep and Celine Dion, they watch the Kelly Clarkson show, they're absolutey charmless, humorless, usually fat, they are convinced that their fupa is God's gift to the straight men, they secretly despise gay men , but like to pet them . Their BPD affected single mom besties are referred to as "goddesses", that men are too shitty to appreciate and deserve. they come here to praise Hillary Clinton, Meryl Streep ('the best who ever was", LOL) and create endless SATC & AJLT thread, they are convinced that they are the creme de la creme, the peak of human kind.

by Anonymousreply 12November 23, 2022 10:00 PM

R11 right, that's what I thought too.

It's not just a term for a woman you don't like or disagree with, but for a conventional NPC frumpy office or church-lady/Mom type. Crotchfruit, Jesus, 'Live Laugh Love', macrame, sales, Weight Watchers, etc.

by Anonymousreply 13November 23, 2022 10:01 PM

OP, if you're a female and posting here, Unless you're a lez, 99% chances that's YOU. Get a life

by Anonymousreply 14November 23, 2022 10:08 PM

Lots of “MISOGYNY!!!’” cries on the DL again. Must be the influx of hetero women from the true crime bullshit.

by Anonymousreply 15November 23, 2022 10:52 PM

Trying to define a "Frau" is like trying to define pornography: impossible to nail down precisely but you know it when you see it.

by Anonymousreply 16November 24, 2022 1:54 AM

It's a typical misogynistic slur used by gay men.

On the street we just say "fish". Here they seem to say "frau". I've never heard "frau"on the street.

by Anonymousreply 17November 24, 2022 1:59 AM

Most women aren't fraus. Fraus really should have stuck with it's original definition of a conservative and dull middle American woman. But even still, that's not Karen. They're often harmless if not naive and clueless.

by Anonymousreply 18November 24, 2022 2:26 AM

[R3] So help me baby Jesus, that bitch "Jen" is SO going to get her ass reamed with a peach bellini!

by Anonymousreply 19November 24, 2022 6:50 AM

"I cant accept your "lifestyle", but I 'accept' you as a friend."


("You'll never babysit my son!!!")

by Anonymousreply 20November 24, 2022 6:56 AM

Jen from Appleton had her life devastated by this Angela frau.

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by Anonymousreply 21November 24, 2022 7:28 AM

[quote] ("You'll never babysit my son!!!")

Thank you. I'm a gay man with things to do. I don't wanna babysit your son.

(Well, we'll wait until he's 18).

by Anonymousreply 22November 24, 2022 7:32 AM

No one explain it to the OP. This is one of the ways to weed out the newbies.

by Anonymousreply 23November 24, 2022 7:33 AM

I haven't imagined a DL term frau to be meant for as chubby and simple midwestern hausfrau. I imagined a pompous, obnoxious bitch like the ones in Big little lies and Nanny's diaries. Could also be black if she is wealthy and full of herself, Michelle Obama, who gets offended when a small white woman ask her to help her getting something from top shelf, would be the perfect black specimen.

by Anonymousreply 24November 24, 2022 8:28 AM

[r24]Michelle Obama, who gets offended when a small white woman ask her to help her getting something from top shelf, would be the perfect black specimen.

that's just a "cunt"

by Anonymousreply 25November 24, 2022 3:23 PM

r25 Michelle Obama is a man.

by Anonymousreply 26November 24, 2022 6:14 PM

Fraus love shit like this.

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by Anonymousreply 27November 25, 2022 2:08 AM

Any straight woman posting on DL is a frau. They take offense at everything, write long, boring screeds, and have no sense of humor.

by Anonymousreply 28November 25, 2022 4:46 AM

[quote] EXTREME Living Room + Kitchen + Dining Room MAKEOVER!

[quote] Fraus love shit like this.

r27 And that's why fraus love US!

by Anonymousreply 29November 25, 2022 6:17 AM
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