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    Updated on Aug 31, 2020. Posted on Dec 22, 2016

    19 Reasons Being A Straight White Man Is Hard AF

    It's the hard knock life for us.

    1. When approximately 90% of pop culture is targeted at you.

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    Picking a Halloween costume is impossible because there are just too many options to choose from.

    2. When you have to watch something from the other 10% and it makes you uncomfortable because you're not used to not feeling represented.

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    "Hey, wait a second... There are hardly any white straight men in this movie! There are only, like, five."

    3. When you have a bad day and no one asks you if you're menstruating.

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    4. When you earn more than the rest of the world.

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    But money does not buy happiness. *sigh*

    5. When no one asks you where you're from.

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    I want to talk about my hometown, too.

    6. When no one assumes that you're promiscuous.

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    I want to talk about my sex life once in a while just like anybody else!

    7. And if you are, they congratulate you for it instead of calling you a whore or slut.

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    Can you please just do me the favor of judging my sex life at least a little bit? I, too, need a compass to guide my life according to your moral principles.

    8. When people only give you their opinion about your physique when you ask them to.

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    And how sad it is to have to ask...

    9. When laws aimed at achieving equality need to be created.

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    Honestly, it's such a hassle. Is it really that hard trying to be like us?

    10. When they talk to you about minorities.

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    Technically, we are the minority, but you don't hear us complaining.

    Well, maybe you do. But we have good reason for doing so.

    11. When you don't have a hard time renting an apartment because the landlord is not prejudiced but then you find another one that you like more.

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    And now you have to move. Again.

    12. When they make products specifically designed with your tastes in mind and now there are so many options available to you that you just can't even.

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    Do I want a soap that smells like pomegranates or in the shape of a tiger? Ugh, this is too hard.

    13. When you're in a job interview and they don't ask you if you're thinking about having children.

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    Doesn't anyone think that I might want to talk about that as well?

    14. When no one watches you when you're in a store just in case you steal something.

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    Why do you make this so easy for me? Do you want me to become a kleptomaniac?

    15. When you talk about your sexuality and no one asks you if it's just a phase.

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    HOW WOULD I KNOW IF NO ONE'S ASKED ME?!

    16. Or when you get serious about something and no one calls you bossy or tells you that you need to get laid.

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    Do you think we're comfortable with the degree of authority society has granted us? We're just trying to be loved, like anybody else.

    17. When you get a promotion and no one tells you it's only because you're good looking or "hot."

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    Am I not allowed to feel handsome? Do you have to assume it happened because of my merit rather than my chiseled features?

    18. When no one appropriates your culture.

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    What? Is our heritage not cool enough?

    19. When other men don't explain to you precisely what you've just said.

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    HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO UNDERSTAND WHAT I'VE SAID IF YOU DON'T EXPLAIN IT TO ME?!

    This post was translated from Spanish.

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