16 Things No One Wants To Tell You About Being A Woman

It’s harder than it looks.

1. You’ll work just as hard, but still only get paid 77 cents for every dollar earned by a man.

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2. If you’re having a bad day, people will assume you’re on your period and tell you to stop being so emotional.

3. You’ll be slut shamed.

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A British study of U.K. Twitter accounts revealed that between Dec. 26, 2013, and Feb. 9, 2014, just over 100,000 tweets contained the word “rape,” 48,000 “whore,” and 85,000 “slut.”

4. You’ll have to take extra time to make sure your outfit is “work appropriate” so that *MAYBE* people will focus on your brains instead of your body.

5. You might be criticized for having children.

 

6. Or criticized for abstaining from having children.

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7. You’ll be catcalled and expected to not let it bother you.

8. You’ll be criticized for cutting your hair short.

9. You’ll be seen as the weaker sex.

10. You’ll experience sexism every single day in one way or another.

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11. But when/if you point it out, you’ll be mansplained and told you’re overreacting.

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12. Comments will constantly be made about your physical appearance.

13. You won’t be able to leave your drink unattended at a bar without fear of being drugged.

On average, 1 in 4 women who are college aged are date raped or have experienced an attempted date rape.

14. You won’t be able to walk alone without feeling extreme fear.

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15. Or dress however you want to without the fear of someone viewing it as an invitation.

16. And, you’ll have to fight for equal rights and respect not just from men, but from women too.

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