Here is why I think it’s good to be a man.
If you are a man:
Certain sports/hobbies are OK for you to do.
Cycling, motorcycles, shooting, martial arts to name a few. I cannot imagine doing either of those two activities without feeling the slightest manly. Is it a feeling forced upon by society? I was reading a cycling magazine today… How many pictures featured a woman cycling? ONE. Because she was part of the article. The others were part of the advertisements of course, portraying as a decoration more than a possibility of wearing the actual merchandise. Not that there aren’t women cyclists. There are, yes. But I cannot imagine a woman cycling without feeling that she is just basically wearing men’s attire, with an opening at the chest for cleavage. And that is to distinguish that she is a woman.
I cannot imagine riding a motorbike without feeling my testosterone levels rising. Come on, the motorbike jacket? It’s bulky, heavy, and unflattering. Why should a woman wear flattering clothes, hardcore feminists may shout. Well I would like to feel like a woman while riding, thank you. Plus be protected, so none of that womanly motorbike attire that is slim, has no protection, and is only about the sexiness. Which is also a discrimination. Can’t I look good AND have protection? Or can we not automatically assume that only guys ride motorbikes?
One might complain here, and protest that there should be no separate attire for a man and a woman. Well, sorry, but this is how the world works. You wouldn’t wear boxers designed for men, would you? Why would you need that extra pocket hole? Well…. on second thought I can think of a few reasons, but let’s face it they aren’t flattering on a woman.
Shooting. Which girl involved in shooting is considered feminine? When you hear about someone, and you haven’t met them yet. In my mind, an image like this would pop up.
To make things clear, when I talk about feminity I don’t mean the overly obsessive makeup business and preping. I am not into that.
Which takes us into the other reason why it’s good to be a man…
You don’t need to worry too much about appearances
Bad hair day? Puhlease. What to wear? No problem. Makeup? Ha. No need to worry about any of these!!! What is required of you, is:
a) be clean
b) if you are into that, shave
c) put your clothes on
d) brush your hair
No needless worrying about how your face looks, dark bags under your eyes, bad hair days, clothes that don’t match, etc. etc. etc. And I am not even the type that puts makeup on every chance they get.
No periods, no pregnancies
ALL a guy has to do, is remember (or put a reinder on the phone) when his girlfriend has her period (in case of PMS days), and remember to put a condom on.
No menstrual pains (YES-you-may-not-want-to-hear-it-guys-but-it-is-the-truth), no bad periods, no pads, no tampons, no blood, no worrying about an early pregnancy, no carrying the baby for 9 months (ok I admit that has benefits but this is not part of this post), no giving birth!
You get paid more
It’s a well-known fact that men get paid more for the same jobs that women do as well. Take Hollywood for example. The men get TWICE as much as their women counterparts!! How is it possible that the best paid actress gets 56 million, and the best paid actor gets 80 million?! Very unfair.
You have more sexual freedom
Slut and whore were initially words concerning females, were they not? What about the men? Well, now they are called man-slut and man-whore, thank goodness. A man can fantasize about a threesome with two women, and if he achieves it, well it’s considered an achievement. If a woman does the same with two men, it’s considered slutty and as if she were a porn-star! Men brag about masturbating, but women? Those that do are again considered promiscuous. More women are open now, which is great, and I hope that it can became equal one day.
Disclaimer: This is not a feminist post. But I have some complaints about a few things that seem unfair to me. I understand also that men have many responsibilities, but women do as well. And of course not everything is black and white. This is not a debate to say that being a man is a better option (I don’t plan on having a sex change!), I am stating the reasons I think it’s good to be a man. So it’s only one point of view and not complete.
P.S. Why is it that there are more male stand-up comedians?
Before I go, I want to share with you an image that I found recently and I love, love, love. It’s genius!