Being a woman isn’t always as simple and glamorous as it seems, in fact we all have those moments were we wish we could be a guy for a day just to see how it feels *cough* unintended innuendo!! Here are 5 reasons we all hate being a woman… well, sometimes!
Lets face it heels aren’t all they’re cracked up to be are they? They might look great and give our legs that length and definition we see on magazine covers but they hurt and then there we are trying to walk in them, a 4-6 inch heel along the uneven paved streets of London where gutters and grates lay amoung them, its a talented task if you ask me!! If only men knew the struggle instead of moaning at us for moaning about them! I write this yet in a few minutes time I’ll probably be shopping for a beautiful new pair.
Oh mother nature how you have screwed us! Periods all weird and not so wonderful are the bain of our lives!! How inconvenient and painful those things can be. I myself suffer from really heavy, painful periods and they are so inconsistent with their schedule that they always seem to greet me at the most awkward times! Better stock up on a weeks worth of tampons and sanitary towels, oh and don’t forget not to wear any nice looking underwear for the duration! To top it off you get those idiots on Twitter telling women that they need to hold in their flow, and if they can’t control their (and I quote) “bladder” they’re disgusting and lazy! You can also count on looking and feeling bloated the entire week whilst involuntarily stuffing your face with icecream, chocolate and all things junk, I suppose thats the perk!
Theres a pressure and an expectation to always look amazing!!! Thanks to todays standards and the good old internet there are these ridiculous expectations of how a woman should look. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m far from perfect – I’m 5,2, my weight fluctuates, I have stretch marks, cellulite and wax my upper lip! No matter how you look something will always be criticised by someone, your weight, hair colour, how smooth your skin is, if you shave your armpits or not, breast size, how well you apply your makeup, if you’re naturally beautiful… I could go on! The more expectation the less confidence and self esteem we’re all left with. We can’t all look like a Kardashian, we probably can’t afford it anyway!!
FYI I don’t hate feminism I LOVE it!! I just hate that if and when we talk up for our gender we’re usually classed as man haters! The truth is women are portrayed differently to men and the fact we’re even paid less speaks for itself, who the hell doesn’t think thats an issue worth talking about!? Times are moving on but sadly not fast enough, which unfortunatley for us means we are still being put into a box, within our job roles, roles in the home, roles in relationships and constant social stigmas! I’m a woman who is quite capable of doing any job a man can do. I’m a women who shouldn’t be expected to do all of the housework. I’m a women and I will not have sex if I don’t want to. I’m a women who shouldn’t need a man to protect me. I’m a woman that only wants to be taken seriously!
Is it possible to walk out of the house without having someone ogle and shout degrading, distasteful shit at us!? Get this, I was walking down the street with one of my children, this dude in his van literally stopped right next to me acting quite intimidating only to shout “oi oi, now thats an ass I’d like a ride on”. Not only was I shocked because I’m quite obviously with my son, I’m in a state of shock because I can’t quite believe he thinks thats a line thats going to pick me up! Its moments like these I have little faith in the human race and worry how both my sons will end up! Then sometimes you get those people that literally hassle you. You could be showing no interest at all even to the point where you’ve started ignoring them but something still doesn’t click, they still don’t leave you alone! Catcalling is not at all classy!!
So really, I love being a woman. Its just that sometimes, very rarely, but sometimes I don’t.