40 Women Admit What They Think Would Be The Worst Thing About Being A Man

40 Women On What They Think Would Be The Worst Thing About Being A Man

These women from Ask Reddit know being a man comes with its downsides.

1. Feeling uncomfortable or shamed for showing your emotions. It’s a sad truth, but since the dawn of time, men have been encouraged to live up to the expectations of having to be tough or being a rock for the family. As a woman, I think we feel more comfortable crying and expressing our sadness. Men get sad too, and it’s about time they feel free to express it as easily as women do.

2. Having to be the person physically in charge in a threatening situation. Like always being with a man when walking home from a party in a sketchy area at night. Yes there is safety in numbers but the dude is expected to be protective regardless of level of awareness, self defensive, or drunken-ness. That’s a lot of pressure.

3. “Oh, you got stuck taking care of the kids today, huh? Giving Mom a day off, finally?” Dads know what I’m talking about.

4. I cannot fathom how a guy sits down to poop and their junk is what just chilling inside the toilet? Do you lift them and rest them on the toilet seat? I have no idea how dudes do it. Do you get backsplash on your ball sack?

I ask these questions to my boyfriend. I’m convinced he thinks I’m a lunatic but I just think balls would be incredibly inconvenient.

5. No one would bat an eye if you said you were sexual assaulted or harassed.

6. Honestly, probably people just assuming that you’ll do all of the gross shit that no one else wants to do.

Fixing up the car? Unclogging the toilet? Cleaning out the spider webs in the attic? Scrubbing the mildew out of the bathtub? Guys are just expected to do it all without complaint because that’s the “manly” thing to do. As a woman, I find it pretty unfair.

7. The constant pressure in society that the man has to pay for meals, drinks, etc. I feel like it all would add up really quickly.

8. Only one orgasm at a time.

9. Being in a crowded urinal. Everyone has the dicks out standing next to each other. Like what the fuck just make stalls why have them in the open.

10. Depression and other mental illnesses being pretty taboo.

11. Having to chase after women. I’d give up halfway, honestly.

12. As a woman, I will never, ever have any doubt that my children are mine.

13. Having everyone discredit and treat you poorly if you’re not over 5’10”

Like you’re a 5’5” guy and every girl turns you down cause of your height. I know not every girl is heightest but if every single short guy can tell you a couple stories of being turned down cause of their height then I mean come on…

14. If the women don’t get wet or cum or have fun in bed, it’s your fault. If you don’t get hard or cum or have fun in bed, it’s also your fault.

15. I think the “gay panic” stuff would be the most annoying. Guys can’t make physical contact other than punching each other in the shoulder or high-fiving without it being considered gay. Sometimes I wanna give my friend a platonic hug or touch their hair or something, and if I was a man I’d probably be afraid to do that.

16. Probably the stigma. I’ve seen a single father get shouted at for being with his kid when at a park for ‘trying to kidnap children’. The dude wanted to make his son happy, not molest him ffs.

17. Not being able to take care of children without getting dirty looks.

18. Being arrested for defending myself against an abusive partner.

19. Clothing options! Maybe man me wouldn’t be as much of a fashionista as I am, but if I was the same exact person as a man then I’d be so bummed out over clothes all the time!

20. Pressure of being good in sports.

21. I would be terrified of my dick getting stuck in a zipper.

22. Being called creepy if I don’t look the best or if I try to get a girl.

23. Having an even harsher reaction when I’d go against gender roles.

I mean as a woman, there’s blacklash sometimes, but there’s a whole movement very publicized that tells me that I can do whatever I want, and fuck the nay-sayer.

I don’t feel a man that would want to do something “for girls” or “for woman” as that much support.

24. Awkward boners in my teens and then squishy willie syndrome as I get older and ED becomes a real threat. So much revolves around the peen. I would be very insecure about it. As a girl, if you don’t like your tits or ass, you can easily fake bigger ones. Guys don’t get that option.

25. People expecting that I could fight.

26. The drips in my drawers after I had a pee.

27. As a man who gets divorced and files to have custody of children, 99.999% of the time the judge will rule in favor of the mother because it’s generally regarded that children “should be with their mother”. That’s got to be really tough…

28. Balding for sure.

29. Compliments are few and far between.

30. All the humping during sex. It’s a lot of work!!

31. You’re the ones who have to kill the big hairy spider.

32. Being less likely to gain custody of my own kids in a separation.

33. Being “disposable” in times of war.

34. The dick and balls. Like, they’re just dangling there? Are they in the way? How do you straddle stuff? Will you accidentally squish them? Do you have to like, tuck them into your underwear?

35. The “need” to be really fit. I know tons of people who love curvy girls and chubby girls, but not many say the same about chubby guys.

36. Men are expected to initiate the conversation most of the time.

37. The constant insecurity of whether you’re ‘man enough’.

38. I’d be afraid to be a male teacher. How easy would it be to give a girl student a grade a failing grade they deserve or just pissing them off any kind of way, but it’s a crazy one who ends up accusing you of something awful?

While that’s specific, it’s a general fear. Just the accusation itself will cost you your career.

39. Being expected to be more effective at physical labor, being expected to do more dangerous work, receiving less empathy when struggling with emotional issues.

40. I would not be allowed a moment of weakness. Bad day? You can’t cry unless your mother just died. Hurt yourself? Suck it up and go to the hospital. Feeling self conscious about your body? Nobody cares. Feeling ill? SoMOne HaS a MaN COld!!!!! Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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