(Guys, if you think we’re rooting for the women here, we’ve posted one for how hard men have it as well!)
Some men think that women have it made, but that isn’t necessarily true.
There are challenges to being a woman that most men don’t know about.
Women have it much tougher than the typical caveman realizes. There’s a lot that women have to deal with that would endlessly frustrate the average guy!
There are challenges unique to being a woman, such as:
1. Women are held to higher grooming standards. The average guy can get away with a $7 haircut, wash his face, and go to work or hit the bars. In all likelihood, if a woman tried to pull this off, she’d stick out like a sore thumb. Women have a lot more grooming standards that society has forced upon them in order to be viewed acceptably by the public at large.
● Hairstyle, makeup, dealing with blemishes and wrinkles, and plucking hairs is more than the average man could deal with each day.
2. Women are competitive with each other. Do you think your wife or girlfriend got all dressed up for you when you went out on Saturday? Maybe, but she may have also been concerned with what the other women would think. Gossip spreads like wildfire!
3. In a Western society, women need a lot of clothes. A guy needs a few shirts and a couple of pairs of khakis or jeans. Women would be ostracized for such a primitive wardrobe.
● For example, look at newscasters. The men could own two suits, three white shirts, and several ties, and no one would notice. A woman that repeats outfits too often is looked down upon, and has comments on her social media the second someone notices.
4. Women often carry the heavy brunt of the child rearing and taking care of the home, even when working a full-time job. While there are exceptions, women usually take a greater responsibility for the children and the home. Not only is this not always the most exciting of work, it’s exhausting and repetitive.
5. Moms frequently take care of the disgusting tasks. Dog vomit? “Tell your mother.” Running noses, diarrhea, pus, bloody knees, and cleaning dirty toilets are more likely to be dealt with by women than by men.
6. Women are largely judged by their appearance. An attractive woman with a horrible personality and an expensive drug habit will still get a lot of attention from men. On the other hand, a perceived less attractive woman with a stellar personality and a well-funded investment portfolio often goes ignored.
7. Women are held to a different aging standard. A 50-year-old man might be considered attractive by a 35-year-old woman, but is the opposite as true?
8. In the workplace, most often women still get paid less than men for the same job. This is still a frustrating but evident fact. As far as our society has come in working toward equality in the workplace, statistics show that most women still get paid less than men, even when they have exactly the same job responsibilities.
If you’ve been thinking hard about it while reading this, it’s not as easy to be a woman as most men think. Sure, there are advantages to being a woman, especially a physically attractive woman. However, those advantages come with significant challenges, too.
Both genders will benefit from understanding that the other gender has certain advantages and disadvantages. Life isn’t always easy for any of us!