Which is more difficult? being a man? or a woman?

India
December 1, 2009 1:28pm CST
I often wonder why most of the people never opt for a gender change if they could in the next birth. I think being a man has its own plus points and minus points. Many women think that it is difficult to live as a man. What about men? Do they think it is difficult to being a woman? My view is; It is more difficult to be a man than a woman. But still I opt for being a man. What do you have to say on this?
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• Bulgaria
2 Dec 09
I'am a man, but think that the life is very hard and complicated as a whole. Men and women have different obligations and i can't estimate whom are more difficult.
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
2 Dec 09
I agree with you, and i think, man and woman cannot live without each other.
@maezee (37042)
• United States
2 Dec 09
I feel like the pressures of being man versus a woman.. are ultimately equal. You always hear about one side or the other complaining about how such and such is so much harder..But I don't believe it. I feel like society has barriers for both genders (althoug historically, I would say women faced more struggles - at least in the workplace, due to discrimination), and I don't think one beats out the other.
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
2 Dec 09
I 100% agree with you, they are equal and nothing to be compared off, there are things that a man can do and a woman cannot and there are things that a woman can do that a man cannot. Equal is the answer.... Nicely said.
• Philippines
2 Dec 09
when you're a man you think that you can do better if you're a woman and vice versa.. but you know whats the hardest part of this? being both.. lets say for example a guy is looking like a man and feels like a woman.. those who undergo identity crisis i think is experiencing more difficulty than straight guys or girls.. but talking about straight guys and girls there is no comparison who has a more difficult role to play.. coz when you look at a guy, he has to work and sacrifice for his family.. he is kind of like the bread winner for them.. and it is hard for men to find decent jobs to pay for their necessities.. and of course women undergo their constant periods and i think it is also hard for them coz they have to change their napkins all the time.. to add to that, women also give birth.. it is not as easy as it looks with all the pain that women go through to give birth.. with than being said i think both have extremely difficult roles in life.. there is no easy way out on this and i think that both genders should be given respect for what they do and what they have done.. have a nice day..
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
2 Dec 09
100% agree with you my friend!
@Nameless_ (1180)
• Australia
1 Dec 09
The thing with genders are that women face more prejudice than man, but men have to support themselves and their family and have the financial burden while women get housework chores, have to sacrifice their career, and so on. Overall, I believe that it is harder to be a woman than a man, because it is not only the gender issue, women are also shorter (height prejudice), woman in sport gets way less pay than men, woman in science or maths or engineering is a no no, while mem can do ballet and be accepted into society. Prejudice is what women face these days more than men. The other differences kinda balance out.
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@djbtol (5498)
• United States
3 Dec 09
I suspect, but I could be wrong, that neither really has it tougher than the other. I know everyone has an opinion on the question, but there are so many variables, including the fact that men and women are equipped differently to handle their roles. Is it possible that a number of the things you mention as prejudices against women are really individual issues and not true of the entire gender? I think it is more black and white when you say that one person has a more difficult life than another person. djbtol
• Philippines
2 Dec 09
As a man, obviously I can't feel what a female can feel and for me, being a woman is more difficult. I don't know what is the feeling of being pregnant and most of all, giving birth. However, there are men that want to be a woman and there are women that want to be man. I don't know why most of the men turning themselves into a woman. Is it true that it's because of their hormones percentage?
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• Philippines
2 Dec 09
in my own opinion, not to offend men and women. I am a man and for me its difficult because of the responsibilities especially in building a family. its on the shoulder of men to give wonderful life to the family he build. to ensure the future of the kids. i know women can also do that. I consider also the culture issue because some men are the incharge of building a good family with the help of the women. for me that is my opinion
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@ced_cap (207)
• Philippines
2 Dec 09
i'm not saying this because i'm a woman. but for me, it's really more difficult being a woman than being a man. why? because...we have more responsibilities than men especially a married women like me. women take care of everything in the house (cleaning the house, doing the laundry, budgeting, attending the needs of her kids and her husband, etc...) while men, they just work to provide the financial needs of his family. and oh, before i forget, the most difficult part of being a woman is that we conceive and give birth...isn't that painful?
• India
2 Dec 09
dear mam i think that what ever you have said is in the four walls of the house so wat you husband is face out in that protected area is much more horribale because you should get all that your gettin
• Philippines
3 Dec 09
For me being a women is more difficult. First of all the menstrual which is every month. Some of their father are protective more on their daughter because being in a lady is a sensitive matter. They are taking care of , meaning they are not allowed to go out with just anyone, her family must make sure they know the person to be with unless they turned 18. The pregnancy for 9 months. The labor. BEing a mother , who take care of her children, who take care of them not only when they are young but for forever until she is breathing. She never stops to be a mother even her kids have the family of their own isn't it? for me being a women is very difficult. Some of the women are abuse by their husband, when you tend to look at it, are there men who are being abused by their wife, only a few but there are man who abuse her wife and I felt sorry for them.
@epikna4o (49)
• Latvia
2 Dec 09
I think being a woman is difficult to live. Because you need to clean house and you need to be pretty. All that cosmetic that women's put on face and clothes thats wery expensive
@Hatley (164347)
• Garden Grove, California
2 Dec 09
hi vijayanths as a woman I do think its more difficult being a woman as you not only have to care for your man but you must bear and raise children. men may think that is so easy but believe being pregnant is not all fun and games. much as I loved awaiting myfirst and then my second child, the morning sickness was not fun, and being heavy and ungainly was also not a picnic.then the art of raising children to be good people is not easy, it takes strength and courage and a good sense of humor no being a woman is much harder. a man can rest after 8 hours of wo rk, a woman only gets to rest at bedtime a nd really she is on call 24/7 all the time. she wakes to feed the baby or check on older kids. she sleeps with one ear open at all times. I love being a woman now specially as I am elderly and past all that stuff but yes its more difficult being a woman and now days a woman may have to work, and still bear kids a nd still do housework.no its no cinch.
• Indonesia
2 Dec 09
hi, I think it's a choice between the two, Nothing is difficult. Because our life is a gift from GOD. So do not think it's hard to do something. But we think is how grateful the grace that GOD has given to man/woman to realize in real life. have a nice day
• India
2 Dec 09
hi vijayanths my opinion for your question is that being a man or women have their own significance and difficulty so we cannot say that being man is difficult of being woman is difficult.......both are equally important...
• India
2 Dec 09
hi dear itis not a matter of discussion who is difficultbeig a man or a woman they have their own work . you can said they are two faces of one coin.man cannot live without woman and vice-versa. have a nice day
@kalav56 (11497)
• India
2 Dec 09
Vijayanths! I do not wish to be born at all and so why think of it? But, as far as your statement goes I do agree that it is difficult to live as a man.Men have some superior responsibilities cast upon them[ the people from abroad may not agree but I am saying this in an INdian context.]SAY, for eg, a man is expected to be the prime bread winner in his house.I agree that there are working women who do go out for their compulsions but the man is treated with scorn not only in society but within his own family if he is unable to provide for the family.THis does not happen to a woman.She has other roles and responsibilities for her and women in general can get away with a number of things-if a woman sheds tears she can get away with this.Can a man do it?He would also have emotions; Women may have certain physical hardships and this may not be understood by men but so would men.My sympathies do go to them. But there is one thing where women are to be pitied--they have no retirement ever in their lives and the work is for 7days a week.[in our Inidian context the responsibility of the household predominantly falls on the woman and this goes on for a very long time.]
• India
2 Dec 09
i guess being a women is much more difficult bcoz there are so many responsibilities and restrictions to a women they r looked down to a man always. this is a general perception tht a women is weaker than a man . and a women requires lots more patience than a man do. and she has to face much more troubles wen it comes to prove oneself in the men's world.
• Australia
2 Dec 09
hi friend,as man you are seeing the difficulties of man and FEELING it.If you are women you might be admit the being a women will be difficult.so its all depends.According to me both are difficult and i feel women undergoes more pain than man.so in my next birth certainly i would opt for gender change(just for a change LOL).But i feel proud to be a women in this birth.
• China
2 Dec 09
Both are not,it's really hard to be a kind.to be a man or women is a destiny,but how we choise our way of life is the most diffcult things indeed.
• China
2 Dec 09
personnally i think being a woamn more difficult than being a man.and normally man only handle the money issue but woman need to earn money also. care the children. do house works day after day and that's really a big load than man's daily works.woman have weak physical but need to do other stuffs.
@Sir_bobby88 (8243)
• Singapore
2 Dec 09
Both man and women is difficult but i believe man is much more difficult as they are so called born to protect women .
• Philippines
2 Dec 09
Being a woman because have to give birth and have to care them when they become babies and children then also care for the husband. many household chores to do.