A woman’s life is hard. Between trying to conform to beauty standards, avoiding horrible men, breaking through the glass ceiling, and trying to maintain a decent work-life balance, it’s physically and mentally exhausting to merely exist as a member of the fairer sex. Most men probably know this. But they probably don’t know a lot of the little bummers women face every day. Some helpful women on Ask Reddit clued in the dudes.
1. Boobs hurt. Like all the time. Yeah.
You see, period cramps are debilitating, but they’re at least consistent. Just take some Tylenol at that time of the month and most the pain is gone. Boob pains, however, strike at the least expected times. And when they get you, they get you good. I’m an eighteen-year-old girl in perfect health and I’ve been convinced on multiple occasions that I was going into cardiac arrest, just because my boobs couldn’t catch a break.
2. And they’re also a bummer.
How heavy boobs are and how much back ache you get carting them about with you
3. The female equivalent of “turn your head and cough.”
Gyno visits. If men need birth control refill they just go to the store and get a box of condoms.
4. Well there’s at least one place where we’ve closed the gender gap.
Women’s bathrooms are often absolutely disgusting.
5. An over-the-shoulder bolder-holder costs a lot.
A good bra can cost upwards of 80$, and for large-breasted women it could even be upwards of 100$. As a woman with a DDD cup size, I could probably get a PS4 for less money than it would cost me to get 3 decent bras.
6. Here’s the truth, the long and the short of it.
Hair gets everywhere. Everywhere.
7. Here’s a share about the air down there.
We can be just as gassy as you, but we have to deal with annoying “gas traps.” If a woman is wearing panties and (typically) sitting, the gas can go forward and essentially get stuck in the outer folds of the vagina, making an air pocket. We have to do a little wiggling to get it out. My husband found this fascinating when I told him.
8. It doesn’t mean she’s angry, but asking her to smile could understandably make her angry.
People think that just because I’m quiet or don’t smile I’m a bitch or angry.
9. Science clearly hates women.
How confusing and frustrating our bodies can be. I had an ex that would just get so mad that I couldn’t orgasm. I wanted to, but it’s not like there is some magical button you can push. Also, monthly hormone fluctuations OMG. One day my face is flawless then a week before my period I breakout. My mood gets messed up right before my period and I cry for no reason and eat lots of cereal for two days, then the flood starts and mood is fine. It’s as confusing and shitty for me as it is for you I promise!
10. There’s nothing natural about the natural look.
That a natural look doesn’t mean that it’s low-maintenance. Men always say they like a woman who doesn’t wear make-up, but chances are, she does. And she moisturizes, waxes, and maybe even dyes her hair.
Furthermore, all of that costs money, and not just once, but on a rolling basis. Men might not like paying for dinner, but women also don’t like dropping $50 every month keeping those bangs and eyebrows in check.
11. Are you a woman? It’s gonna cost ya.
How much female products cost as compared to the male version of same product (razors, shampoo, body wash, etc)
12. May secretions be a secret no more.
All the shit that comes out of our vagina. Like, what the fuck is this shit? Regular discharge. Then it changes during ovulation and it looks like fucking egg whites.
Then you get blood. Looks like a goddamn murder scene.
And sometimes for shits and giggles you get random ass orange stuff! Or, if life is great, you’ll get an infection and it’ll come out in clumps. Who knows what fucking color it will be like then.
Oh my god. Vagina’s are awful. Sometimes I really struggle with understanding how they’re attractive.
13. There are no pockets in which to stuff this truth bomb.
Our pants rarely have pockets! I seriously think it’s a conspiracy to sell more purses.
14. It’s not a tough job, and anybody can do it.
As a train engineer, all the comments about that if you do a “man’s job”, you’re a tough girl with balls. No I’m not. I’m just a normal girl. Anyone can do this job. Stop with all the comments and questions about why I chose this job.
15. At the end of the day, we’re all the same.
That we are not that different. We like games, beer, and not shaving as much as you.