I’m not even gonna pretend for one solitary second that I understand what women go through on a daily basis.
Because that would be totally presumptuous and I’d just end up looking like an idiot.
So let’s leave it to the ladies, okay?
What’s the downside of being a female?
Ladies shared their thoughts on AskReddit.
1. It never ends.
“The way hormones f**k with your body.
First puberty. Then childbirth. And top it all off with menopause.”
2. In pain.
“Big b**bs that hurt my back.
It’s a blessing and a curse.”
3. Birth control.
“Continuously taking birth control so I don’t have to deal with a heavy menstrual flow and severe menstrual cramping every month.
Even then there are times I menstruate/have severe menstrual cramping despite continuously taking birth control.”
4. A lot of money.
“Wasting money buying pads when I could use that money to buy something else that can come in handy.”
5. Gotta do it.
“Having to go to the gynecologist.
I literally get lightheaded everytime I think of it.”
6. Tough it out.
“That to affordably get an IUD in rural British Columbia you can’t have any pain relief at its insertion.
You’re expected to ‘tough it out’.”
7. Is anyone listening?
“Nobody believes your pain.
I was in labor with my first son and was dilated to about a 6. I asked for the epidural because the contractions were bad and I was starting to feel faint.
They said “oh I bet you can hold off a little longer. These aren’t that bad yet.” Like excuse me??? No, go get the numbing magic.
If I say I’m in pain and need help with it, I mean it.”
“The expectation of being a caretaker.
Kids, aging parents: it always seems to be expected of the woman to be in this role.”
“Any time you express yourself, or get upset about something, even if it’s something to get legitimately upset about, you almost always get a “aRe YoU oN yOuR pErIoD?””
10. Not taken seriously.
“Not taken seriously by doctors, especially when it comes to lower abdomen pain caused by endometriosis.
“You have extreme period pains? Nah, it’s normal. Nothing is wrong”
“You feel a constant stabbing pain? It’s just constipation” or “You just have IBS”.
So many women gets falsely diagnosed with IBS or constipation when the pain it’s caused by endometriosis. 1 in 10 women have endometriosis but on average it still takes 8 years to get a diagnosis. All because doctors don’t want to run the test needed to find out the problem.
I’ve gotten lucky, it’s only taken me 4 years. But it’s weird that 4 years can even be considered “lucky”.”
11. Wouldn’t it be nice…?
“I don’t find males being able to pee standing fair at all.
Like when camping outdoors…”
12. Not interested.
“People questioning me everytime I say i don’t want kids
It’s the worst. I feel like people think they can find some random fact about having kids and “win me over” with their new insight on the delights of parenthood.
But it’s not a fair debate because the minute I say any downside of parenthood I’m looked at like a monster. So it ends up feeling like I’m being recruited or converted and I just have to sit there until they’ve said their peace and justified their decisions in life by projecting them on me.”
Ladies, what do you think about this?
Talk to us in the comments and let us know.
Thanks a lot!