I have been through phases in life where I pondered over this question. I may be otherwise content with my feminine identity but at some point I come across this thought. What would have been my life, had I been a guy?
No questions asked when I come home past midnight, with a shaking leg and blood shot eye. Nobody to raise an eyebrow when I idle away time with my ‘gang’. No issues if I cut my hair short, like really short. Nobody to eye me with lust when I travel late in public transport. Nobody to shower me with not so welcomed ‘compliments’ when I dress up in my shorts or dress down in my PJ’s! None to bug me when I bleed to death every month! No menstrual cramps to whine about, no mood swings to cry about. No compulsion to learn cooking so that I pass the ‘marriage material’ test. A lot less fuss about being slim, pretty and visually appealing.
A lot less ‘ladies first’ privileges, no more chivalry from men. Working for money is not just an option now, working is a reality! No more public display of emotions, can’t cry in front of others because, “Men don’t cry” is a norm I will have to adapt to. The ‘ready to help you out’ unknown people will be limited.
And again I ask, “Could Life Have Been Easier, Had I Been A Guy?”. Maybe for some days but I guess I am happy being a girl!
P.S. No generalizations made, these are solely my feelings!