There are many reasons being a woman is hard.
Women are objectified from an early age, all whilst trying to establish a sense of self-worth when society places value on our appearance. It’s difficult to comply with societies ever-changing standards of beauty and if you do, you’re branded shallow or vain. If you don’t comply you’ve let yourself go. Let’s not even get into the too fat/ too thin debate!
Maybe the hardest part of being a woman is growing another human inside our body and then delivering that child, feeding that child and supporting that child for years. It could also be the incredible pressure to balance work whilst raising children – and doing a perfect job at both. Lets remember the many women who do this ALONE! Let’s also remember the women who struggle to conceive and who are reminded that times ticking, remember girls we have an expiration date!
How about the anger that comes from male politicians telling you what’s best for you and your body, or the many males in general dictating how you should feel. Heaven forbid you have an opinion because then your mouthy or on your period!
It also sucks to make 70% of what a man makes for the same job.
Could it be the hardest part about being a woman is figuring out why you’re either a whore or a prude, based on what YOU decide to do with YOUR body. Maybe the hardest part of being a woman is worrying about being raped and attacked any time (literally any time) you are out after dark, or the worry that if it DOES happen, it will probably be your fault for how you’re dressed or how much you’ve been drinking.
Don’t get me started on countries where sex selective abortions occur, where women don’t even have access to education due to gender, or are forced into marriages, or where little girls are mutilated to ensure the satisfaction for their future husbands.
I’m all for people being who they want to be, and I accept that it took a lot of courage to transition, but maybe Cait needs to do some fucking homework about what life is like for fellow women.
The hardest part about being a woman is figuring out what to wear….get real!