If you’ve been reading this site for a while, you would know that I always complain about how being a girl is pretty much a permanent life difficulty, and I truly believe that guys have it so, so, soooo much easier. Yes, I know both genders have their own set of challenges, and that there is literally nothing I can do about it so I should just shut up and live with it. Save the lecture. I am living with it, but it doesn’t mean I have to like it.
But I’m not here to rant more about the aforementioned. Today, I want to tell you that I actually do like being a girl. I know I sound incredibly hypocritical and maybe a tad bit crazy, but wait, I promise I’ll make sense. Other than the monthly bleeding and the pushing-a-human-being-out-of-yourself part, I am the most girl a girl can be. I’m sure a lot of us have come across all the typical girl stereotypes like how we love shopping, we take 78 hours to get ready, we love flowers and hot guys, and more. Well, it all applies to me. I’m not suggesting that these stereotypes speak on behalf of all the ladies out there and I find the others irrelevant as well, but for the most basic and common ones as stated, I cannot deny that I shamelessly embrace all that.
Again, excluding the bleeding down there for a week, tearing your vagina apart when you give birth, and how bloody expensive undergarments are, below are the best moments and advantages of being a female. They’re also the main reasons why I haven’t considered undergoing a transgender operation yet.
1) When your period is over
You can debate with me on a lot of things but you simply cannot disagree with me on this one, am I right or am I right, ladies? There is no greater moment to live for than when you find out that your cycle is over, for now at least. I’m not sure what it feels like when you’re released from prison, but I’m sure this feeling comes close.
2) When your makeup is on point
I don’t think I can ever comprehend why guys are so against girls with makeup when the ability to put on proper makeup and enhance your look in ways a guy’s brain cannot digest, is an art on its own. Yes, it may look like it’s just a straight black line across our eyelids but hello, have you boys ever tried mastering the perfect wing or experience that euphoric moment when your eyebrows/contour/eyeshadow blending are on fleek? The answer is no, so you don’t get a say.
3) When other girls compliment your outfit
I think it’s really, illogically and downright hilarious when boys think we wear makeup or dress up nicely just to impress them. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I have never bothered about the other gender’s opinions on things that they clearly have no clue about. Dude, did you think I would put in so much effort for someone who cannot tell the difference between cream and white? Obviously not. While I strongly advocate the cause of dressing up to feel good about yourself, it still feels extra nice when other girls compliment your clothing and such, because these are the people who knows their shit and guurrl, I’m glad you like my outfit cause I like it, too.
4) We are born to multitask
Okay fine, multitasking may not even be real because our brains are programmed to focus on one thing at a time. Crash course time! For instance, you think that you are reading a book and watching a movie simultaneously. The TV is on and you do have a book in your hand, but you are not focusing on the movie while reading a page at the same time, right? Your ears can hear the sounds but they’re not registering them completely. The more accurate word to describe doing multiple things at the same time is actually called switch-tasking. Regardless of the proper term, girls are practically Olympic champions at it.
It says a lot because I learned how to switch-task efficiently when I was 5, pfft. I had a Barbie family and while Ken and Barbie are out on a date at the corner of my room, the babies were being put to bed by Barbie grandparents (yes it’s real, I had them) at the other side. See what I mean? That’s pure talent right there. Now that I’m older, my switch-tasking abilities include driving while doing my makeup, just like every other girl out there. Yes, I know it’s dangerous, I won’t do it again. I was just trying to prove my point.
5) When you get to be all crazy and emotional and psychotic and blame it on PMS
Undeniably, girls are crazy. We have unpredictable mood swings, we get too overly sensitive at the littlest things, we overthink everything, and we’re just very, very complicated creatures. And while guys might get the “What the hell is wrong with you?” look if they behave like this, we can just blame it all on the period. The rest will have no choice but to deal with it and pretend we’re still amazing cause hey, they’re not the ones bleeding for a week so I’d say it’s a small price to pay.