What do you think is the hardest thing about being a woman?

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  1. your cybersister profile image60
    your cybersisterposted 12 years ago

    What do you think is the hardest thing about being a woman?

    And what do you think is the best thing about it?

  2. profile image0
    THAT Mary Annposted 12 years ago

    I think the hardest thing for me, as a woman, in my nearly 45 years of professional life and the women's movement has been the endless need to be vigilant and self-protective.

    I have trained men who were then promoted over me. I was the first woman on talk radio in my state and the men did not embrace me (especially when my ratings topped theirs.) I was the head of RI Planned Parenthood for a decade, and its top lobbyist in my state legislature: representing the abortion issue is never easy and you are always battling men who will never be pregnant so they can never understand women's choices at a gut level.

    So I learned never to totally let my guard down. The fact that after so many years in the women's movement I am still writing about the need for women to be treated with respect and equality is, frankly, exhausting and a bit discouraging. But I do it for my daughter and granddaughter that they may never have to toil in the same vineyards I have.

  3. jjackson786 profile image83
    jjackson786posted 12 years ago

    My answer would be the constant pressure that society places on us to be skinny, fit, and beautiful. I have struggled with this my entire life and will continue to do so for my lifetime. It's frustrating that society as a whole has made no progress whatsoever to remedy this concern.

    The best thing about it for me is the ability to stand back and watch women become powerful and respected all over the world. There's nothing quite like saying, "Way to go, sisters!" when something really special is accomplished smile

  4. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 12 years ago

    For me it is that remaining part of the older generation who still believe women belong in the kitchen, mouth-closed, feet bare.  On rare occasion I come across those kinds of people and I literally want to toss 'em.

    It enrages me to think those antiquated ideas still exist.

  5. Darknlovely3436 profile image72
    Darknlovely3436posted 12 years ago

    the hardest thing about being a woman, the montly curse....it can be so annoying.....................and if you allowed it to stop for nine month, more problems....

  6. lovelife08 profile image59
    lovelife08posted 12 years ago

    I would say the hardest thing for me is trying to understand men, and why so many of them take us for granted so much.  Especially during times when they are  needed the most, like during pregnancy.

    The best thing would be not being the man that takes women for granted, because then we'd be in the doghouse all the time, not them.

  7. profile image40
    jaideposted 12 years ago

    For me the hardest part about being a woman is the pressure to have a career and be more then "just a mom and wife." I have a huge respect for those mothers and wives that are in the work force and I believe a woman can do anything they set there minds to...However I also feel that it is ok to be "just a mom and wife" if that is what you choose to be.

    However it feels like society puts pressure on everyone to conform to the "norm" so maybe the hardest thing about being a person is trying to conform to societies ideals.

  8. Inspiration88 profile image73
    Inspiration88posted 12 years ago

    I think it is claiming a higher position in society, to establish yourself in a male-dominated social order, where women on higher managerial and government positions are considered a taboo. For instance, a woman director or president. It is not that there aren't capable women for these positions, not at all. It is about that men's ego cannot allow women on these positions. And this is still very much the case even in the so called "advanced societies"

  9. nidhi.singh profile image61
    nidhi.singhposted 12 years ago

    i think the hardest thing about being a woman is always proving yourself. most of the time being looked upon as weaker vessel by the self declared superior men. even if we do better than men at work there is always someone giving you a grin and saying  oh you used your charms to get things done!

  10. Ashantina profile image60
    Ashantinaposted 12 years ago

    Hardest?...the pressure society places on us to 'remain' young and beautiful.
    Best?... giving birth to a life aka our creativity.... our feminity.... and the [potential] power we yield over men smile

  11. Becca Lopez profile image60
    Becca Lopezposted 12 years ago

    Getting your period and having boob for sure. Men just stare and it gets sooooo annoying!

  12. krisingreen profile image60
    krisingreenposted 12 years ago

    being in a double standard society.
    and sometimes, PMS

  13. NathanielZhu profile image67
    NathanielZhuposted 12 years ago

    Menstrual Cycle. Classmates complain all the time.

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    jasper420posted 12 years ago

    lables you have to be perfect perfect size perfect look perfect in bed its very diffuclt

  15. mrpooper profile image41
    mrpooperposted 12 years ago


    I'm not a woman, but you all complain about how your bra is uncomfortable. So.........my guess is wearing a bra.

  16. Angie Jardine profile image69
    Angie Jardineposted 12 years ago

    For the most part I've had a ball being a woman and have never, ever envied men; they have their own problems.

    But now I am 62 I am having difficulty accepting getting old. Not because I have to wear comfy shoes and bigger clothing, not because I'm grey haired and have wrinkles but because I know my life is limited.

    Even if I live another 20 years it will not be long enough ... and I am aware of it ...

    1. Say Yes To Life profile image82
      Say Yes To Lifeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Men have to deal with that, too!

  17. jcm_blabs profile image79
    jcm_blabsposted 12 years ago

    Being of this gender, I'd have to say that emotions are felt more intensely that perhaps our male counterparts may admit to.

    However, we have a higher tolerance to pain.

  18. KateWest profile image64
    KateWestposted 12 years ago

    I would agree that it's harder for us to accept aging since modern society places such value on the hot twenty-somethings. Even when you know you are fabulous, it's still hard to look in the mirror sometimes. And regarding FWB, we have a harder time keeping emotions out of it. Generally speaking, of course.

  19. sushant143 profile image60
    sushant143posted 12 years ago

    conveying to our own that "thank god I'm a  woman not a man" !!!

  20. Say Yes To Life profile image82
    Say Yes To Lifeposted 8 years ago

    The hardest part about being a woman is being more vulnerable to crime, and not being strong or fast enough to do certain physical activities.  Also, before menopause, I had HORRIBLE cramps.  Thank God for menopause - I'm lovin' it!
    The best part about being a woman is that I'm less likely to be falsely accused of a crime.


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