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The 7 Hardest Things About Being A Woman That Men Should Really Know

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#4 gets deep

It’s hard out here for women. And yes, I’m only saying that because I am a woman. I have a front row seat to the lives we lead. In a Reddit forum, a number of women reveal the hardships of being a woman, especially as compared with being a man. It got very interesting, to say the least. And no, it isn’t your usual “women can do what men can do” talk. It went way deeper than that: having to maintain a certain level of sexiness to keep everyone’s attention and being the “alpha parent” are just the tip of the iceberg. These women have real issues and they want guys to know about them.

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Women tell all

Incomplete Professionalism

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The expectation of wearing makeup to look professional. If you were to wear a professional outfit, say, a pantsuit or a nice dress, it appears incomplete without makeup or hair done. Natural curly hair is also viewed as unprofessional. Women have to invest so much more time into their appearance just to appear “professional.” (dividebyzero9)

Becoming b*tch

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Definitely an irritating issue: If I am direct, firm, and clear with my opinion (basically any behavior that would earn a man respect for being strong and straightforward) — I’m labelled “aggressive”, “bitchy”, or “mean” — even by other women.

I’ve heard many men complain that women play games, then get offended and assume we’re “hysterical” when we don’t. (missallis)