For as long as we have existed together, males and females, there has always been controversy as to which is the superior. For many years, man was considered more intelligent, stronger, and just generally better than women. Then along came people like Nelson Mandela, and Harvey Milk, who showed everyone that they can, despite what some would think, change the status quo. Feminism spread like wildfire. Women started becoming more independent and successful in their careers. Everyone eventually accepted the fact that we are all equal. Okay, well maybe there still exists a bit of hostility in some countries. But you get what I mean.
However, I don’t know that we are both equal. Who, essentially, gets the better deal? That’s what I want to find out. I may be a girl, but I’m going to try to argue both sides with equal enthusiasm. Let’s take a look at the two, starting with the prepubescent girl. (I’m not going into the gory details….in very much detail).
So you’re running around outside, on a pleasant summers day, laughing, curling your pigtails, and generally just enjoying life. Then lo and behold, nature calls! So you run on inside into the bathroom to get on with your private business, and BAM! THERE IT IS! The beginnings of what is to be your very own monthly inconvenience for the rest of your reproductive life. Complete with stomach cramps, and general moodiness. Don’t worry, after a while you get used to it.
After that biological bomb you’re emotionally shaken, and endure many years of other awkward body issues (including the surprise arrival of those flabby things on your chest). Then you start getting all sexually active etcetera etcetera…And before you know it, BAM! You’re preggers. Wether you’re happy or not, you have to go through 9 months of varying degrees of discomfort and bladder issues (or so I have heard). Then comes the worst bit! You know what that is so I’ll not go further than to say this: Mmmmmm…………POP! Haha.
Then it all just goes downhill from there. Biologically I mean. Things start to sag. Hairs start to grow in more visible areas. Hair also starts to disappear. But these are common to both genders, so let’s begin with the boy in his transition into manhood, will we?
So you’re running around outside, on a pleasant summers day, laughing, curli….sorry no, kicking a ball, and generally just enjoying life. Then you go to bed, feeling a little more hungry than usual. You wake to the feeling of aches in random parts of your body, mainly your legs. How’re you gonna play football today!! Anyway, this continues for a while, you growing more and more hungry, and eventually you end up surpassing your dad in height. Hands high in the air in gloating celebration, you notice some hair under your arms….and in other places, where it never was before! You scream in shock, only to hear that your voice doesn’t reach that same high pitch it used to. It’s now all up and down and all around. Soon this settles, right, and you’ve a new voice. All deep and old sounding.
After that biological bomb you’re pretty shaken. But you won’t let it show, you’re too tough! So after kissing your newly found guns goodnight, you start to get more comfortable with everything how it is. Then you want to go and stick your penis in someone. So that happens, but you end up accidentally being an asshole to some girl, and she kicks you…where it REAAAALLYY hurts. Owwie. Poor baby.
Obviously, I don’t know what it’s like to be a guy. I’ve heard it’s alright. It’s alright being a girl too, I guess. So maybe, fundamentally, we are all actually equal. Then again maybe not!
What do you think?