what is the difference between this thread and the "fitness" thread?

Who of the females have experience with 5x5 here?
I'm 22 years old, and have been doing 5x5 for a little less than half a year now. I've seen better body comp, but my progress has been veryy slooww.

I can't seem to add 5 pounds to each lift! That's so much each week! Isn't it?

I've read of many comments saying that 5x5 felt very taxing to some of the females doing it. They switched over to 5/3/1 which I'm thinking of starting.

Could anyone share their experience with 5x5?