Happy to be a woman -- And men are really appreciated.
March 8, 2018 12:09pm CST
Today - International Women's Day, I thought of some of the things that make me happy to be a woman - and a few of the things that I appreciate about men. Here are three things (out of many) that I like about being a woman -(1) I can bring forth a new life into the world. (2) I can wear makeup whenever I want to. (3) I can cry whenever I want to. About men - they play a very important role in the continuation of life - and life on a whole. Even though I am all for equality, there are some jobs men do that I could not and would not want to do. For example - any job that needs a lot of muscle , is dangerous or entails getting dirty. What makes you happy to be a woman - or happy to be a man?. There must be many more reasons along with the three I mentioned.
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• Eugene, Oregon
I am happy to be a man in part because I think it is simpler than being a woman. But the roles that men play are changing and old stereotypes are useless in the 21st Century, I think. I am very happy for the presence of women in the world and in my life.
• Bunbury, Australia
I agree that equality is all very well but some jobs really are suited better suited to men although SOME women could manage them. A young friend trained as a butcher and was good at it but hurt her back because she was expected to empty heavy drums from time to time.
• East Tawas, Michigan
I am very happy, being a woman. I'd never want to fill the shoes of a man! Men usually jump to open doors for me, which I'm very flattered by. If another man is coming through the door, they let them open it for themselves! LOL I love being a mother and a grandma:)
• Fairfield, Texas
@Kandae11 I'm a well-educated woman who made a lot of dumb mistakes in her life. My Dad wanted nothing but boys and unfortunately he had mostly girls but treated us as boys. So yup, 'gender confusion' would be a good description of me.
I have to agree with you totally on the bringing new life into our world point. I like a strong man, one that can lift things easily. I guess that is the old fashioned chivalry that I like. And I like naturally being soft, and being able to always be soft and add that to the world that we live in.
• Preston, England
hope international women's day went well, a hugely important year for it with so many abuse issues coming to light, and such a sexist slob US president at present. In many ways being male to me means an absence of so much that women have to endure, periods, pregnancy, morning sickness, birth, etc - we get off so lightly by comparison