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The Cost of Being Female

What does it cost to be female? The price tag is remarkable, the receipt is long. Let me tell you about it:

It’s makeup, feminine products, birth control, mace, self-defense classes, a fear of walking alone, a fear of being cornered, of getting drugged at a bar, getting pregnant, not being believed, of our sexuality being used against us, our sexuality being exploited, our ovaries getting regulated. It’s belittlement, it’s disrespect, it’s suffering silently, it’s ‘speak out and be punished,’ it’s trying not to bruise his ego. It’s don’t burp, fart, act out of line. It’s being submissive, inferior, and don’t forget to act like you adore him. It’s ‘I hope you find a man to take care of you’ or ‘you shouldn’t have worn that dress.’ It’s ‘make me a sandwich.’ It’s get married by 30 or you’re screwed. It’s, ‘it’s not too late to have children.’ It’s smile more, be grateful, dodge the catcalls. It’s career vs. family.

*pushes glasses back*

It’s expensive, really expensive. So excuse me while I don’t mourn the jobs these men are losing. Their desks, their incomes, their jobs… I hope they go to females.

We’ve got a lot of bills to cover.

One thought on “The Cost of Being Female

  1. Sounds like being a human, not female or male. Except having to give birth, that would be a drag. And, of course, all the perversion nonsense dealt with daily. Then again, who am i to say? I’m probably just too indoctrinated in the primitive ways we abide by to see clearly. the main culprit in all of this is commercialism. Feminism and masculinity is what your culture deems it to be. Hmm, maybe, you’re on to something. Maybe, all this discourse will be the reason for the change-of-perception our culture has on feminism and masculinity. Idk, probably not, it would be way too simple and make life too easy and enjoyable for everyone. The ego always prevails.

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