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  • Women deal with a lot of things they don't complain about.

    In addition to all the other comments, there is the issue of how much harassment women put up with from men on a daily basis. It is impossible to go anywhere without getting ogled, honked at and otherwise undressed with the eyes of men. To a lot of women, it is highly embarrassing and uncomfortable. Yet women can't complain about it, because they are met with "don't you take that as a compliment?" In addition, society teaches women to judge other women VERY harshly. And it is utterly automatic and engrained to react to other women that way. There's that saying that women don't dress for men, they dress for other women. For women, a common issue they speak of is the fact that they hear they "intimidate" men, because they can take care of themselves. Too many men say "It's my job to take care of a woman." Yes, men may feel that way, but many men should possibly progress further and accept that there is nothing wrong with having a partner that is equally as successful in a monetary sense.

  • We Live In A Sexist Society

    Society is much harder on women than on men. Just look at the difference on pay; the glass ceiling still absolutely exists. Plus, with the current drive to restrict reproductive writes, women are having less and less control over their own bodies. There is a long way to go before gender equality is truly realized.

    Posted by: rpr
  • American Society Is Harder On Women

    Women in America face the great challenge of looking beautiful because American culture is very superficial. If an American woman is ugly then she will feel like she will never succeed. On the contrary, an ugly man can still make a good living but still choose a pretty wife over an ugly one.

    On top of that, women must bear children and American society is the worst of modern industrial nations to treat new mothers. In other countries women are given paid leave of absence so they can raise their children in the first few months. In America there are no laws and women must sacrifice their wage to stay at home with their newborns. It forces women to have to neglect their babies to get back to their slave jobs so that they can afford to pay the mortgage. Yet, her job is not over when she leaves the job for the day for her next job of nurturing her baby awaits her as soon as she comes home. Not only is this a physical challenge but worse, it's a psychological burden having to worry about being without her baby while she is being abused by her employer to keep up production or lose her job.

  • Society is harder, words of encourgement for women

    Although there may be pressing issues on men, women have it far extreme. We are expected to compete in a world with double standards, less rights, biased beliefs, and more. I'm in debate and guys underestimate me because I'm a attractive girl. However, I prove them wrong every time. Women are expected to always look beautiful, restrict their words, succumb to men's criticism, play the mother role in family, and find a husband. The time has come for women to step up and own their own power. Be fearless, fight for what you believe in and never let society's view on women stop you from getting what you want out of life.

  • Yes, society is harder on women.

    Our society is harder on women. There is much more to live up to with someone's appearance, for example. Men are not expected to care as much about how they look (such as their weight, and not wearing makeup), they aren't expected to have as polite of manners, etc. Women are also often expected not only to nurture and raise a family, but also to do housework and work full time. There are exceptions, of course, but these are examples of how women are often expected to live up to a lot of difficult standards.

  • Society dismisses women's opinion, And values their bodies.

    One only has to look at rape trials to notice society's bias toward men. Women are labeled emotional and unreliable, Making life two times harder for them. Furthermore, The wage gaps between women and men are very large. Anyone who fails to see this is misinformed or just plain ignorant.

  • Women are treated as disposable objects

    In today's society women are talked to and treated like servents to men's whims and desires. When wives are no longer desirable they are tossed aside. The rate of homeless women in this country is rising. Women take time out of their lives to raise children and many times the thanks they get is an eviction notice from their own homes.

  • Women are treated unfairly

    Men are always seem to have it better right?
    Society changes the way I see my self because people get sucked in a fake world people always say you need to be a certain body type or your skin colour has to be fair
    can't both genders be equals and not be treated unfairly

  • Western society is not the only society

    Around the world there are still societies where women are second class citizens. There are societies where girls and women are not allowed to attend school, not given equal rights, and violence towards them is ignored. In some places, girls are expected to be beaten up by their male siblings, and example being saudi arabia, and women are encouraged to eat only their husband's leftovers, a practice often seen in elderly indian couples. There are no such societies where men are treated that way.

    Men in this debate argue about western society problems, which are still problems, but nowhere near as bad as what women face globally. Your society is not the only society.

  • Women have it harder

    They get harassed and beaten all over the world, let me think about the Middle East and Africa. They are beaten, have to cover up, don't get to do anything except stay at home and have kids. In the middle east, women can get acid thrown on them for ignoring a marriage proposal from a random 70 year old man at 9 years old.
    We also have the pressure of:
    rape
    slut-shaming
    makeup
    hygiene
    cat'calling
    sex
    periods
    childbirth
    and stereotypes.
    I agree it's hard to be a man but men have created modern day society and laws so they could have changed everything they ever made. Also you set yourselves up by not letting women and people of color do anything. Men are more likely to kill themselves because women are strong enough to adapt through pain in their lives and to find a way to be happier. We are seen as objects which is why we get less jail time because we need to look after the kids while the men are at work which is also while we get custody. Of course men get rapped but 1 in 5 women have been in some way harassed while 1 in 16 men are. Also men are seen more capable of working. But I would like to say of course it's hard to be both genders but I don't believe it's harder to be either but women have been fighting for equality since society started.

  • Men have it harder

    This was really a close decision but after researching this topic, I believe than men indeed have it harder than women. More men die from prostate cancer nowadays than women die from breast cancer. While, every eight woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, every seventh man is diagnosed with prostate cancer. Not to mention the fact that more money is put into women's health by the government then men's even though men tend to die sooner than women. In America, we focus so much on women being abused that we don't even notice men being assaulted.

  • Men used to oppress woman, but now its the opposite

    Without a doubt society gives woman the special treatment. Court rulings are mostly in the womans favor. The funding for their mental and physical health is much larger than mens, even though men are the ones dying physically and mentally suiciding than woman. There have been cases where woman have it tougher than men, but ive only really seen two. Being rape victims (which is very very rare) and the 77%. Which is false and total bullshit.

    Woman are the rulers of men. They get what they want cause they think they can, cause theyre woman and society will play them as favorites. Hell i think woman abuse men more now a days too if i remember correctly.

    Sure there was a time when men oppressed woman but that time has long past and even reversed. Men are without a doubt more oppressed today than woman. By the govt and social standards

  • Men have it harder

    First of,the amount of support a men gets is far less than that of a woman no matter their age,looks or ethnicity or whatsoever.Emotional support of a man is close to null,every male is expected to deal with their own shit without getting any support,this social stigma has been around since ancient times.Things such as bearing a huge responsibilty to support your family members financially and basically doing every other tiring thing that is expected of a man or young man also adds to it,i mean society has implemented a stigma that you SHOULD be the one aiding a person of the opposite sex at all times instead of the other way around even if you are under a great deal lot of stress due to death of a loved one,have had a terrible childhood,lack social connections,have been bullied countless of times,diagnosed with bipolar,dissociative and antisocial personality disorder and other lesser pervasive mental conditions that inhibits the emotional well-being of a person.There are ofcourse downsides to being a women as well such as an increased threat of sexual assault,less ability to be in a higher political position,a culture that shuns women for having multiple partners and being ''easy'' as well as being physically and psychologically more fragile but it is considerably easier to deal with than being a man.Men are SHUNNED by society at a much higher prevalence than women,they are seen as sexual predators and the perpetrator of almost every physical and psychological warfare involving a person of the opposite sex.They rarely receive compliments by either sex and instead get insults,sarcastic comments and laughters,social ostracism etc.Men spend more time in prison for the same crime as woman,they are told that they are worthless and a faggot and are taken less seriously when they are hurt physically or emotionally or both.Have you ever wondered why a much higher prevalence of men manages to succesfully complete a suicide,that's why.Most men receive little to no emotional support.

  • It's emotionaly harder ...

    Men can't go and cry if one thing goes wrong women are able to do this and not be judged while men have to keep it in plus women can get get any job they want but most women dont want to work for it so they say that the company is "sexist" but women are so used to men giving them what they want so if they get told no they say there being discrimenated but men have go through the same thing but they dont complain about it.

  • It is equal

    People are always saying that they have it worst. But there is no point in arguing. Men and women are always going to be different. And by expectations, men and women have different views on this but I think everyone has different expectations:
    women:
    beautiful
    not "whores"
    good at household jobs
    get a husband fast
    and so on...

    Men:
    be strong
    not show emotion
    get a wife fast
    work out
    like sex
    have to be straight
    and so on...

    This list could go on and these are just expectations but lets just say they are equal.

  • Women have it easy

    Women claim they have it hard, but they wouldn't know struggle if it stared them in the face. When it comes to punishment, women are always being treated more easily. The only crime women aren't noticeably more likely to have committed against them is rape. Funny thing about rape is that it's estimated that men get raped just as frequently as women, the only reason that is not known is because men are more likely to be victims of prison rape. Women have so many statistics that are well known saying that it's harder to be a woman (i.E. The wage gap, 1 in 5 women, etc.), but what is less known is that most of these statistics are fudged. But here are some non fudged stats, men are 20 times more likely to die at work, 9 times more likely to die in combat, 4 times more likely to kill themselves, only win custody of children 16% of the time. The fact is, women are pampered by society.

  • I'm fairly certain it's equal.

    The issue with this is that this will almost always boil down to the opinion of the person arguing. But no matter, I suppose I'll hop onto the bandwagon and state my opinion too.
    Men do not have it easier, nor more difficult, than woman. Realistically, men will always be expected to keep their emotions more contained than women. If a women wants to cry, it's more unlikely she'll be called a wimp for doing so. Men are pressured into being strong and capable, while the emphasis on such things for females is to a lesser extent. Despite this, men are seen as far more violent then women are likely to be, which means a women is more likely to gain custody of a child, and may even spend less time in prison for the same crime.
    However this balances with what women go through. First off, they have to suffer periods and pregnancy, both of which are things that most men are very, very (or at least should be) glad they live without (although this doesn't relate to society's pressures, I feel it worth mentioning). A women who "sleeps around" is also seen as worse than a man who does the same thing, which is obviously not so (monogamy is better than polygamy in my book). Rape and domestic abuse are more common for females, which realistically reflects negatively on both genders, but is far worse for females due to their higher statistical chances of either thing happening to them.
    The things that plague both genders are that some occupations are taboo for one of them while acceptable for the other. Nobody thinks of a lady in the military, or a male cheerleader. These are things that, really, should be changed - employment opportunities should be equal, no matter what gender you are.
    So, to summarise - Men are expected to be emotionally more stable, yet are seen as a whole as more violent and aggressive, while women endure higher chances of abuse and are seen as worse for polygamy than men. Honestly, I think our society should just get our heads out of the barrel of stereotypes that we seem to be stuck in, and make things as equal as possible for both genders. Is there a female builder? Great, what's wrong about it? A male ballerina? Great, what's wrong about it?

    That's my view - you may agree, or disagree, but I hope I raised some points relevant to your reason for reading this.

  • The question was whether "society" is harder on women than men, not if periods and pregnancy make their lives harder.

    Men have to present themselves well with confidence and appearance when asking a woman out, if they're damaged/broken/whatever you'd like to call it, there is little chance of a woman taking the time to help them, women typically do not have to do the asking and a woman who is damaged/broken/whatever you'd like to call it is more likely to still get the man who is willing to work with them through issues, men have to be men, strong, confident, someone who can provide, not someone who needs to be worked on, good luck to the shy and introverted guys, get used to rejection. Men have their own stereotypes, are more emotionally suppressed and negatively vocalized, probably why a man getting abused by a woman is less heard of, even though it happens nearly as often as women getting abused by their man, I believe it's about 40/60, or it's said that men cheat more than women, but it's actually about the same rate in most areas, when a man cheats, he's a cheater, when a woman cheats it's the man's fault because he didn't provide her needs. Men are more likely to be penalized for a crime or given a harsher sentence than women, and if it's a dispute between a male and female, just look at child support, losing homes, half your wealth, losing your child, it's typically the man who risks losing all of these things. Now, am I saying men have it harder than women? Nope, but as a man, I know that perspective much better to try and defend it, just as I know many women will defend theirs. To me, both sides have their ups and downs and I'll say they're the same and I'll admit that once a month periods, and a 9 month pregnancy/pregnancies do play a role, but too many people seem to believe that physical attribute alone makes it harder on women, well let's say that all the complaints and needs about it make it harder on men.

  • The question wasn't about periods, cramps or pregnancy, it asked if "society" is harder on women than men.

    Men have to present themselves well with confidence and appearance when asking a woman out, if they're damaged/broken/whatever you'd like to call it, there is little chance of a woman taking the time to help them, women typically do not have to do the asking and a woman who is damaged/broken/whatever you'd like to call it is more likely to still get the man who is willing to work with them through issues, men have to be men, strong, confident, someone who can provide, not someone who needs to be worked on, good luck to the shy and introverted guys, get used to rejection. Men have their own stereotypes, are more emotionally suppressed and negatively vocalized, probably why a man getting abused by a woman is less heard of, even though it happens nearly as often as women getting abused by their man, I believe it's about 40/60, or it's said that men cheat more than women, but it's actually about the same rate in most areas, when a man cheats, he's a cheater, when a woman cheats it's the man's fault because he didn't provide her needs. Men are more likely to be penalized for a crime or given a harsher sentence than women, and if it's a dispute between a male and female, just look at child support, losing homes, half your wealth, losing your child, it's typically the man who risks losing all of these things. Now, am I saying men have it harder than women? Nope, but as a man, I know that perspective much better to try and defend it, just as I know many women will defend theirs. To me, both sides have their ups and downs and I'll say they're the same and I'll admit that once a month periods, and a 9 month pregnancy/pregnancies do play a role, but too many people seem to believe that physical attribute alone makes it harder on women, well let's say that all the complaints and needs about it make it harder on men.

  • Women say they have it harder but

    Ok as far as looks go yeah but overall society bends over backwards to help women way more female help groups are still allowed all female organizations yet men must include women in their organizations A man and a woman can commit the same crime yet woman get less harsh sentences in Universities and colleges there are only female grants and scholarships despite the majority of students are women. Child custody cases the father must prove the mother is unfit to get custody all the mother gas ro do is prove she can provide adequate care for the child even if the father is better fit to raise a child mother can deny a father visitation even defying court visitation orders and gets away with it yet a father would be harshly penalized if it were reversed n Many more things i could go on about but the bottom line is woman are given way more rights than men in today's society


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