While it's hardly perfect being a man, it's not that bad. Sure, I get tired of having to do things like make the first move; or somehow learn to do impossible things like reading a woman's mind; or have to conform to various social pressures to match what people think "makes a man."
But if I had to pick again, I'd still be born a male, mostly for one reason:
I don't have to give birth. Ever. EVER.
We have it so easy as men by comparison to what's expected of women, it's not even a competition. Being a man is playing life on easy mode. So I will gladly accept my role as a male and appreciate that women must endure so much more social and physical pressures I can't even begin to imagine.
Both sides have issues and are pressured to be a certain way by society as a whole. Young girls are told that they need to make themselves attractive physically and get a boyfriend versus concentrating on their childhood and school. In fact, women are held more responsible about their appearance than men, as men can mostly shrug off the things that they are expected to look like. Being a "minority" has issues itself as the group that is trying to "further your social standing" will get annoyed when you don't like what they are doing. And in social support, it is less likely that a woman is allowed to do things that are considered "manly" than men to do something feminine as the only group that will support women are those already a part of it, which is a lot harder to reach out than when you have groups trying the other way. Then let's not even get started on the fact that they bleed during certain times of the month. But yes, they do have advantages in certain parts of life, but not everywhere.
RandomRobskiiFeatured By OwnerDec 8, 2012Student Filmographer
I think the OP forgot that men and women are different in a lot of ways. Example, the suicide rate in men is higher than in women because we're more likely to talk about our problems instead of bottling them up.
This is among the top most anecdotal, least scientific things I've ever read about women in society.
As a woman I am less likely to get the same job as a man even with the exact same qualifications and experience, and if I do get that job I am going to be paid less by thousands of dollars. This is not a myth that has been debunked. This is a fact in any industry that you can easily find by doing some quick research. One I can think of off the top of my head is that male physicians make about $12, 000 more than female physicians. That's not an insignificant number.
A woman who doesn't work is going to be seen as a gold digger.
A woman who argues that men have it better is statistically right.
Women run a higher risk of being sexually assaulted. Women are also more likely to suffer from nearly every single mental illness in the book.
Female infanticide is a real issue world-wide. In many cultures, women are still married off to another family. If you have a daughter, you will lose her when she is married. If you have a son, he will stay with his family and continue to support them financially. In countries like China and India, there are significantly more boys than girls even though more women are born world-wide. This is because women are not valuable as anything other than wives.
The reason homeless women are less visually prevalent is because it's not safe for them to be out in the open. Many homeless women are working as prostitutes, and only as long as they're lucky enough to not be abducted or killed.
The reason breast cancer gets more funding than any other kind of cancer is because boobs are easy to sell, and nearly everyone has known someone with breast cancer. I'm not saying it's right that breast cancer gets more funding, but it's not because society loves women over men. Men can get breast cancer too.
Your issues with not finding love are your fault. Do not blame half of the world's population for it. You think that your attractiveness has anything to do with the image that the media peddles you. It doesn't. Women do not care about the type of car you drive. The only people who care about the type of car you drive are the car companies that are running advertisements saying if you have an expensive car women will love you. You are less approachable as a shy person whether you're a female or a male.
Nearly all famous artists, writers, psychologists, academics, etc. are men.
Women are stigmatized constantly for sex, regardless or whether they have it or not. Women who don't have sex are frigid boring people who need to loosen up. Women who do have sex are whores.
No. I will not be thankful for being born a woman. Things are much better than they used to be, but they are still not as good as they should be. I did not win a lottery. Pull your head out of your ass, stop feeling sorry for yourself, make yourself better. Your problem is not due to external factors.
Exactly, I agree on the points you've made. Being a woman isn't like "winning the lottery". Good point on the 5th line down and the 9th line down the shy part. This person clearly didn't think of the downsides of being a woman.
Yeah, I totally should have seen that coming. I spend enough time on these forums that I should be able to recognize flamebait. I usually check profiles too to see how long they've been members. Oh well. Shame on me.
Both men and women have an option to be what they want to be. Both genders can chose how successful they're going to be in life.
Honestly, if I saw a homeless women I wouldn't be inclined to go help her out. She chose that life, she's going to deal with it. Don't bother telling me I'm a horrible person, I'm already well aware. I think the whole thing on what was stated about men having to "take it like a man" is because a great deal of the male population joke about being a dominant in any situation, and that women are below them. So whenever they have any situation that is deemed negative in any way, they're told to be the man they brag to be and step it up.
This thread is humorous. I don't think women or men have it easier. Each individual person makes their own decisions which affects how successful they're going to be in the future. It's not a gender thing.
I read the first 3 paragraphs, and by then I have to disagree. No, women do not have the choice whether they want to work or not. Noone does. You work because you need money, and more and more women today work because there needs to be a second income. If a man does not work but the woman does in a home, that does not make them a 'bum', it's just the way the house works or possibly the man cannot find a job.
Perhaps I'm just unaware, but honestly I have never seen/heard of a man being ridiculed for doing a 'woman's job'. There are PLENTY or male nurses in the world, along with models, dancers, actors so forth so forth and so forth.
I'm not sure what the rest of your post said, but then again I probably don't want to know.