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To think life would be better as a man?

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BakerBinky Tue 04-Oct-11 20:11:34

If you could choose would you rather be a woman or a man? After weighing it up I think it would be better to be a man, aibu?

cantspel Tue 04-Oct-11 20:15:41

I am quite happy being a woman in the western world.

had i been born into many other cultures then i would probably perfer to be a man.

Roseflower Tue 04-Oct-11 20:15:55

Good grief, no! I love being a woman

What bought you too that conclusion then?

BakerBinky Tue 04-Oct-11 20:19:06

Well I just think their would be less stress in general, less pressure about how you look & what you wear, less harrassment, people would take you seriously more often than if you were a woman. You could do things that wouldn't raise an eyebrow yet if a woman did it she would be a bad mother/slut/alcoholic/irresponsible

Roseflower Tue 04-Oct-11 20:20:30

Are you sure this isn't just a low confidence issue?

LineRunner Tue 04-Oct-11 20:23:32

And that's you 'weighing it up', is it?

Gender Studies 101 awaits you.

BakerBinky Tue 04-Oct-11 20:23:50

No, don't get me wrong I do enjoy being a woman but I just think life would be better/easier as a man

mumsamilitant Tue 04-Oct-11 20:32:24

I know what you mean but since I've aged considerably blossomed, I actually wouldn't want to be a man. Life in England is good and getting so much better for women.

These days we CAN get out of any sort of marrital situation and survive financially. Women need to just need to stop tollerating controlling bad behaviour.

Right, off orange box. What makes you say that?

mumsamilitant Tue 04-Oct-11 20:33:43

need to just need to... wrote something stronger and changed it but didnt read it back properly blush

mumsamilitant Tue 04-Oct-11 20:34:31

Explain why Baker (by the way, good name - its my surname)

rycooler Tue 04-Oct-11 20:36:46

If I'd had the choice, yes, I'd definitely be a man - they have it easier.

BakerBinky Tue 04-Oct-11 20:38:17

I just tried to explain in my last post, umm perhaps it's not wanting to become a man that is the issue, more wanting to be considered an absolute equal by society

BakerBinky Tue 04-Oct-11 20:39:07

THEN I would rather be a woman!

mumsamilitant Tue 04-Oct-11 20:41:17


mumsamilitant Tue 04-Oct-11 20:42:36

We are equal yet different. You still havent explained why you feel like an underdog.

cantspel Tue 04-Oct-11 20:43:56

Maybe i live in my own little happy bubble but I have never felt anything but equal.
I have never felt anthing is lacking in my life as a woman or felt judged and found wanting.

Roseflower Tue 04-Oct-11 20:45:58

Me too. Infact I have found a ton of benefits from being a woman that men don't get

mumsamilitant Tue 04-Oct-11 20:50:29

But you haven't said why. You just made a very broad statement Baker.

BakerBinky Tue 04-Oct-11 20:57:49

Well an example, I would like to be able to go out bare faced with jeans and a loose t-shirt on (evening & daytime) without people thinking I was letting myself go or look a slob. I would like to go for a jog without getting shouted at by sleazy men in cars. I would like not to have periods or get PMT. I would like to not feel under pressure from every angle about how to be beautiful, what clothes to wear, how to get rid of hair, the list goes on!

Hulababy Tue 04-Oct-11 21:00:48

I much prefer being a woman. Definitely don't want to be a man. I have a good life, lots of choices and tbh not that much stress either. I don't feel a great deal of pressure to hit certain percieved standards either.

cantspel Tue 04-Oct-11 21:04:52

I never wear make up
my whole waldrobe consists of jeans, t shirts, hoodies. In fact i haven't worn a skirt since my youngest was baptised 13 years ago.
I haven't jogged in over 15 years so i haven't come across any sleazy men but i will admit to having the odd sleaze at our local mens football team as they jog around the park at the same time my teen son is training.
periods are just a fact of life for a woman and i have never suffered with pmt.

The rest is down to presure you are putting on yourself and the rest of the world doesn't care as much as you think they do.
You need to learn to be happy in your own skin.

Temperatures Tue 04-Oct-11 21:05:40

I would prefer being a man because they are physically superior.

redyam Tue 04-Oct-11 21:08:57

So what are the advantages of being a women? Living longer?

cantspel Tue 04-Oct-11 21:09:09

not all men are physically superiour to women.

Just like women men come in all shapes and sizes. Look at Johny who has just got through on xfactor. Most women i know would be able to knock him out without even working up a sweat.

BakerBinky Tue 04-Oct-11 21:09:21

cantspel - do you ever feel insecure around women who dress up and do their hair/make-up? I don't mean full on glamour model style but someone who pays attention to their appearance.

I never wear heels or get my hair 'done' but I do wear make-up everyday, watch what I eat, think carefully about what I wear. It's depressing but I know I would feel worse if I didn;t bother and felt other women looked much more attractive than me sad

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