Saturday, November 17, 2007

Girly Girl

I had a conversation one day with a friend about would you rather be a man or a woman. I should preface this by saying that my friend is a guy.He stated that in no way would he want to be a woman. He couldn’t deal with the mood swings, the physical weakness, the once a month thing and all the other womanly things. I must say that being a woman is difficult sometimes.

You have to deal with hair on several different aspects. The hair on your head; the grass is always greener. If you have short hair, you wish it were long, if you have straight, you want it curly or you wish it were a different color. You want it to look good everyday. That. Is. Impossible. It will do what it wants. Sometimes when my hair does what it wants it turns out very unexpectedly cute. Great! When I try to recreate that look on purpose, it never looks the same again. Other body hair; I don’t go for the European look. You have to shave your legs and underarms. That sometimes includes a little bloodletting. My left ankle has several nice scars from an errant razor. You also want to keep other areas neat and trimmed. (FYI guys, nothing wrong with a little manscaping either.) I’ve got to have my eyebrows waxed and plucked. That hurts. You might become used to it but it never stops hurting. Don’t ask me how some women can get their girly parts waxed. I cringe just thinking about it.

Mood swings, yeah, we got ‘em. If you think we’re hard to live with because of them, just think how we feel living with them. Men, I’ve got a news flash for you, you’re not immune to having them either. Female hormones play havoc with our bodies and emotions. We can’t help it. But let’s put it in perspective. If we didn’t have these hormones coursing through us we wouldn’t have the breasts, or the soft features or sexy voice or curves that you love. Hhhhmmmm, would rather have a masculine looking woman without mood swings or a feminine one with them???Menstruation. Periods. Whatever you want to call it. Is there a woman on the planet that enjoys them? Notice I didn’t say looks forward to getting it. That’s because every month when we don’t want to be pregnant we eagerly await a visit, we hope it arrives on schedule. Once it does, relief for about 3 seconds then it is a hassle of major proportions. There's nothing happy about it. Men, imagine if you will, bleeding every month for 3-7 days and having to wear a pad, tampon or this. I didn’t think you’d like it. I get why you wouldn’t want to be a woman.
Another reason you may not want to be a woman; we are the physically weaker sex. The crimes committed on women are horrible. Most of them are committed by men we know, maybe love and trust. Sexual harassment, been there. I’m not saying that men aren’t sexually harassed but it happens much less. I do think that women are emotionally stronger though.

As for me, I love being a woman. I love the feminine part of it all. I am a girly girl. I enjoy being pampered, wearing toe nail polish, jewelry and make up. Being treated with respect and loved is wonderful. The reason I am most happy to be a woman? Birthing babies. How lucky are we to be able to bring new life into the world. Sure being pregnant can be hard at times but feeling that baby move and the bond you have with that child is the strongest bond you will ever have with another human. The love a woman has for her child is the strongest there is, even if she didn't give birth to that child. Women has a huge capacity for love. I wouldn’t trade that for anything.

Would I want to be a man? For one day, just to see what it feels like. To know the feeling that draws men to women like a moth to a flame. And what it feels like when they reach that goal. What I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t like is having the package between my legs. Talk about uncomfortable. Two last words that might make you wish to be a woman: multiple orgasms.


Slick said...

LOL..Ha, the "package" as long as it's not being "bothered", is hard to tell it's even there.

And no, that's no indication of it's size thank you very much.

We just can't sit cross-legged.

I agree with your friend...women have way more to deal with than us menfolk.

I'd go so far to say all that trouble isn't worth the multiple orgasms!

Kitten Herder said...

LOL. Yah, I think 'the package' is one of the big downers of being a guy. Also, I fully subscribe to the belief that men can only supply blood to their 'package' or to their brain at any given moment. I've known men to go completely and utterly stupid when their testosterone is stoked, be it by a curvy woman or their latest mechanical/electronic toy.

Both genders have their issues. However, there are days when I would really like to walk in their shoes for a while instead of mine.