The advantages and disadvantages of being male or female

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Anonymous:
Hi there. This is the title of an essay I've got to write, and I was wondering if anyone could give me a few pointers which I could expand on? I've thought of a few:, but not really enough.

MALE
Advantages:
  • Given preference for some jobs because they do not get pregnant and leave the job to take care of a family.
  • Less pressure is put on them to look their best and follow fashion.
  • The risk of being raped is much lower. Also, because of this, boys are given more freedom by their parents than girls.
FEMALE
Advantages:
  • Females are generally more able to use their sexuality to get what they want.
That's about all I can think of.... I can't think of disadvantages except obviously each advantage causes a disadvantage to the opposit sex. Can you help me please?
Blimey, is that the only advantage you can think of for being a woman? I think a lot of women would disagree with that one. You could also say women are more likely to be exploited through sexuality too...

Real advantages:

Women have a longer average life span. Women are less susceptible to certain health problems, such as heart disease.

Women have more choices as society accepts their being totally career oriented, totally family/home oriented, or anywhere in between; men are under pressure to work outside the home.

Women get to create life.
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Anonymous:
Thank you for your contribution Nona. I like your ideas. And yes, I know I thought up very little...no need to rub it in! One thing though.. I don't see why women should disagree with my point because its very true... do you disagree?
AnonymousFEMALE
Advantages:
Females are generally more able to use their sexuality to get what they want.
That's about all I can think of.... I can't think of disadvantages except obviously each advantage causes a disadvantage to the opposit sex. Can you help me please?
If that's the only advantage you thought of for women then I think ....you don't need any help at all, for, whatever we might say will not help you.
It Seems to me that you didn't pay much attention to what Nona added, apparently you rather want to hear people's comments about your point.
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Anonymous:
Wow.... I think I really rubbed you all the wrong way.

adomiIf that's the only advantage you thought of for women then I think ....you don't need any help at all, for, whatever we might say will not help you.
I don't know what you mean by that adomi.... I would gladly take anyone's opinion into consideration, otherwise I wouldn't ask in the first place.

adomiIt Seems to me that you didn't pay much attention to what Nona added, apparently you rather want to hear people's comments about your point.
I feel that it was a bit unfair to say that.... I thanked Nona for her contribution and said that I liked her ideas...and I did. But about my point on women, she said a lot of women would disagree, and I can't see why. But never mind, I'd like to go back to the original topic now. Thanks for your input.
Alright. My apology if I seemed unfair to you. I think it's also unfair that I address you as "Anonymous", while you know my name. I think a woman would have started by that. Advantage?

The great advantage of being a woman in my opinion is the ability to give life. No man can ever know what it feels like to give birth. You think about the pain associated with the labour? Quickly put aside when the mother holds her child in her hands. You can even see it on her face.

The other advantage of being a woman, is ability of love. I'm not saying men aren't capable of that, just, they are not capable of that as much as women are.
Anonymous:
ive had to use this same topic for a writing assignment.

its more difficult than i thought it would be.
Anonymous:
I think that one of the advantages of being a female is that we are more capable of expressing our feelings while men find it harder. Although there may be some sensitive guys out there I think it is very hard to find one. Like you said the ability to love, but also the ability to show your emotions. If a woman cries is ok, but if a men cries they are often judge as weak or it may be seemed weird.
I totally agree with youEmotion: big smile.

Women are good at expressing their emotions while men tend to avoid that, right?

I once posted a thread in another forum about favorite topics that men and women like to write about. I found that (well almost) women like to write about love, dreams and hopes whereas men like to write about factual and historical topics and some like to write about technology in general. That's why boys are better at playing computer game than girlsEmotion: stick out tongue.

Anyway, I think God gave men something and women something else to create balance.

Men have physical and mental strength- because when they judge, they use their heads not their hearts like most of women do- while women have emotions( i know men have them but not as much as women have), and that's why they are good at taking care of childern and are more capable of expressing their feelings than men . So women and men need each other because of the ability that they don't have ( I hope i made my point clearEmotion: embarrassed)
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