People judge Jo, the way she becomes more feminine in Little Women part 2. Jo is 15 in LW part 1 and LW part 2 covers years between 19-35+ it would be pretty strange if there would´t be any kind of personal or physical development.
Here´s the thing. LMA writes in the beginning of the Little Women part 2 that Jo had received “softer features”or the way I read it, her lady parts were developing. It´s described in the book how Laurie is flirting with her and slow key trying to suggest a physical contact or like my friend says “Laurie´s actions can not be approved, simply because he was horny”.
The younger Jo made fun of the way her sisters wanted to fit in the society of young girls, the older Jo feels isolation because she can not fully fit into the male society, sure she is more welcome there, but there is lots of misogyny. She is not fully welcome to the female unless she can´t leave behind her own misogynistic though processes.
Louisa May Alcott has quotes of person receiving a higher form of self understanding when they move on from one interesting person to another, or the way Alcott scholar Christine Doyle puts it “Laurie is the fascination of Jo´s childhood, but Friedrich is a man” “He speaks to the romantic side of her and her practicality”.
In order to find balance Jo needs to form her own society and that she can do together with Fritz by starting a school. No need to choose, whether to be more masculine of feminine, since he thought she was perfect the way she was and he brought out the best of her.