(Original post by Dinnes)
Was just thinking about the difficulties that men and women face in society today, and came to the conclusion that there are a huge amount of things women have to deal with which men don't. For one, if there *is* sexism in society today then it is generally going to be against women rather than men: then you have the whole labour/menstrual cycle issue, both of which I am reliably told are a major pain (not to forget PMS if you get that). And then there's (as an extension of the sexism topic), the fact that women are unfairly sexualised in society.
Some of that may be a little inaccurate so correct me if I'm wrong, but us guys seem to have it comparatively easy. We don't seem to get any of those issues (no menopause either), and I'm really struggling to think of where we have it difficult. Perhaps that there's a bit of a pressure for guys to ask girls out and not the other way round, but that isn't a major problem.
What do you people think? I do really sympathise with the whole concept of being a woman because I'd say it's harder, even in today's society. Partially societal issues, mostly biological I think.
If you all have any ideas then please post them
If I've made any mistakes I'll correct them, just quote me
Edit: Conclusions we seemed to have reached so far is that socially neither have it easier or harder, but biologically women do have it harder
Edit 2: Having been accused several times of it, I am *not* a raging hormonal feminist :P Just a guy with an opinion
Also I should point out something people seem to be highlighting - In the past of course there's the 'Coal Mine and War' argument; Men had a much greater burden of responsibility then because women were more oppressed and had much less independence, but to clarify this thread is about the here and now