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What can women do that men cannot do? (Reproductive features aside)

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Kimsha Sun 21-Jun-20 11:43:06

Happy Father’s Day to all celebrating! June for me is Fathers month as my dad passed away in June so truly I think of Fathers and Men a lot this month.

I would like some ideas around the question - What can women do that men cannot do? -

Am I being unreasonable to think that aside reproduction (potential to carry babies, features that come with this) there’s nothing.

If anyone can help with a different view, I’d be grateful.


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PicsInRed Sun 21-Jun-20 11:53:23

Yeah, aside from keeping the species going, women have absolutely zero added value whatsoever.

WorraLiberty Sun 21-Jun-20 11:56:44


Yeah, aside from keeping the species going, women have absolutely zero added value whatsoever.

What a weird way to interpret the OP confused

Did you get out of the wrong side of bed this morning?

OP, I personally can't think of anything else an able bodied woman can do that an able bodied man can't.

Interested in why you're asking though?

kojolo Sun 21-Jun-20 11:58:36

randomchap Sun 21-Jun-20 11:59:49

The chair challenge

SpillTheTeaa Sun 21-Jun-20 12:00:10

Corr pics who pissed in your cornflakes?

I think most woman can multi task better than some men. Some men obviously can but some are like a deer in headlights.

megrichardson Sun 21-Jun-20 12:01:16

Women manage to refrain from picking their noses in public - something that, it strikes me, men fail to achieve.

iklboo Sun 21-Jun-20 12:02:06

Become a nun?
Leave their genitals alone in public?

PrincessHoneysuckle Sun 21-Jun-20 12:02:24


PicsInRed Sun 21-Jun-20 12:03:22

Because the answer is clearly that women and men are both able to do all things, except each others reproductive functions, that being the key biological difference. There may be some differences in capacity, but no "can't do this or that". It's a goady post and the same post with the sexes reversed would be burned down.

insancerre Sun 21-Jun-20 12:05:21

Be a bridesmaid

cricketmum84 Sun 21-Jun-20 12:05:31

Change a quilt cover. Mine is literally incapable. It's like quantum physics for him. Like watching a 2 year old trying to solve a 1000 piece jigsaw. 😂

NeutralJanet Sun 21-Jun-20 12:07:50

Change a quilt cover. Mine is literally incapable

Same grin. I made the mistake of asking him to help me with it once, he was such a liability that it's easier just to do it on my own.

JamieLeeCurtains Sun 21-Jun-20 12:10:21

Be a biological woman?

Ifailed Sun 21-Jun-20 12:10:25

I doubt if there is anything that all women can do that all men can't, and that includes giving birth.

Tootsey11 Sun 21-Jun-20 12:12:23

See things right in front of them

Annoyedatyourbs Sun 21-Jun-20 12:13:03

I hate when they break women down to their ability to reproduce.

Many of us cant without medical intervention or at all.

Are we no longer women , some sort of other left out of this "club" ?

Yabu for the comments on reproduction.

ThousandsAreSailing Sun 21-Jun-20 12:13:15

That arm turning thing

MinorArcana Sun 21-Jun-20 12:14:11

All the things I can think of are biological. Pregnancy, breast feeding, etc.

There’s also the way that mens and womens bodies react differently to some things - such as men being more likely to die from coronavirus than women - but again, that’s down to biology.

Everything else that women do, men are capable of doing as well. They may choose not to, but that’s a whole other thread.

Keepithidden Sun 21-Jun-20 12:15:19

Run longer distances faster, ultra marathon women runners tend to be faster, and even in standard marathons women are catching up with the men (after years of minimal support to women's sports I might add).

I think there is evidence women have higher pain thresholds too. Which could be advantageous.

FizzyGreenWater Sun 21-Jun-20 12:21:07

Understand how it truly feels to feel under threat from their own species, as part of normal everyday modern life.

goingoverground Sun 21-Jun-20 12:24:44

What can men do that women can't, @Kimsha?

Apart from anything to do with reproduction, there is nothing that men can do that women can't and vice versa.

shartsi Sun 21-Jun-20 12:26:06

Be part of a book club. I have no real life experience of this but if you were to pretend for a bit that TV shows are a reflection of real life, then my conclusion is that only women are in book clubs.🤷‍♀️

Home42 Sun 21-Jun-20 12:28:06

Nothing. As an individual I can do some things better than others but not all things. Our talents are individual and not related to our biology. I’m a scientist and I can ride a horse and sail a boat but sewing and singing are things I suck completely at!!

TeddyIsaHe Sun 21-Jun-20 12:28:45

Women can walk everywhere without spitting in the street.

Have never in my 31 years seen a woman spit, see men do it all the time. WHY? It is fucking disgusting.

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