Feminists (and SJWs) in general tend to focus on issues that have the following properties,
I. They are easy to define and understand
II. There are identifiable villains
III. The remedies to the issues are easy to define special privileges
IV. It can be claimed that the victim is not responsible in anyway for the creation of this issue (this criteria can’t always be met, but with lots of pontificating, the opposition can often be subdued)
V. You can show people with sad faces, people crying, etc.
There are the issues that fit the above criteria, and then there are issues that in the larger scheme of things, actually really matter. The two sets of issues are not necessarily mutually exclusive, but they are close.
There are real issues that people have; they adversely affect them and the society that they are part of. Real solutions for many of these problems involve changing attitudes and behaviors of the designated victims. This is difficult, it takes time and is not easy to do. For example, in the case of women, feminist types don’t really have general good of women in mind with whatever their latest cause is (e.g. manspreading, mansplaining, “rape culture”, etc.) These are all just BS issues that have little significance other than the fact that they alienate women and men from each other. There are real true issues that women have (the effects of riding the carousel, being entitled, etc.) that the feminists ignore. Just can’t go there. Insert any other designated victim group here, and perform your own analysis. What do you see?
So what to do? If you want to feel good about yourself, to feel that you matter, that you are doing something great; you look for situations that fit the five criteria above. Then you whine, emote, etc. You might end up changing the world a bit. But these changes do not really affect the true problems. Deep down these people surely realize this; for this is why they compensate with extra butthurt in order to convince themselves otherwise.
P.S. Note that this approach with simple problems and easy villains lends itself to viewing the whole situation as a surrogate for cheering for your favorite athletic team. Naturally enough, cheering for your side against the other side is fun, keeps one busy and is satisfying. And once again, one gets bonus points for doing good for the world (even if you really aren’t; after all, it is the thought that matters)