A Bunch Of Guys Shared The Worst Things About Being A Man, Probably Got Very Little Sympathy

by 2 years ago
worst things about being a man


I can already hear it. How can guys possibly have any complaints? They’re…guys. Amazingly, despite all the privilege we constantly hear about, there are things that men have to deal with in life that are sometimes not pleasant. I know it’s hard to believe, but it’s true.

For proof of that all you have to do is look at some of the responses to this “Ask Reddit” question, “What’s the worst thing about being male?”

If you are a guy, see if any of these complaints ring a bell. If you are not a guy, see if you feel any sympathy whatsoever. The first one (it was the top comment) is pretty hard to argue with, but some of the others? Well, I’ll let you make the call.

Having to constantly partake in dick measuring contests in all aspect of life. ~ poopellar

If you’re a shy, reserved male, you’re basically living life on impossible difficulty when it comes to dating.

I don’t know how how I feel getting gilded for being a sad miserable fuck. ~ AsshatVik

Walking around in public on a hot day and having to take that extended stride to try to free your balls from the inside of your leg. ~ Facebookqt

Amen, brother.

Having to make the first move, dealing with rejection, Also the big one is not understanding a lot of the subtle social cues women put out. I’d rather they just tell me if they like me or don’t like me or where they want to eat, what they want to do etc. ~ czarcy

Unequal paternity leave/rights… Just unequal rights in general regarding children and child care. ~ jck0

The expectation that I should be able to deal with all my problems myself without any help. Often I hear women saying they wish society would trust them more, and leave them alone, and I’m not disrespecting that, I also think society should treat women more like adults who can take care of themselves. The flip side of that is when we do need help, men have less options, because nobody gives a shit. We’re just told to “man up” and deal with it. This is a generalisation, I’m sure there are examples where men get help, but structurally this has been my experience. ~ geatlid

The penis touching the inside of the toilet bowl. ~ Roswalpg

We’re replaceable. We’re easily discarded. That’s the military view at least, but this mentality spreads throughout. A woman’s death is a tragedy, a man’s death is a happening. ~ August_Seven