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Sometimes I wonder how life would have unfolded had I been born a boy. The female struggles are sometimes too much. Some, very petty … yet feel like freaking Hiroshima!
Here are female struggles that girls go through almost everyday that men will never understand:
If you missed my previous post on the the men’s struggle click here to learn,
1. High heels
They look great but the toes feel like they’re constipated. And yes, someone should start online lessons on how to walk in heels.
Whoa! Where do I start with this? This is the mother of all female struggles, from painful cramps to mood swings to that huge pimple that appears on the forehead…and thank God for the inventor of tampons. Wearing a pad on a hot day is like a punishment, it almost feels like you’re wearing a warm, wet diaper and you constantly have to keep wondering if your clothes are ‘safe’ every time you sneeze, even worse when you’re wearing white clothes when it’s that time of the month.
3. Having to walk around with a purse all day
Hey we wish we could walk hands free like the men. But we need some girly essentials in our everyday lives and we are forced to carry our dear bags like they’re our bffs every where we go. That’s not fun!
4. Getting ready for an event
Yeah we take ages cause we have to make sure that we look our best. Even worse, when you text your girl “What are you wearing?” and her reply determines whether or not you’ll start ironing that wet dress outside…cause it’s your favorite. Worse still, thinking you look your best only to ask your roommate, siblings or boyfriend “how do I look?”, and they give you a funny look, after which you go back to square one
5. Yeast infections
Do you know how embarrassing and uncomfortable it is to wake up with an itchy vagina?! Or how expensive Gynecologists are? Or how embarrassing it is to spread your legs for the doctor? Or having to wonder whether the secretions you have are normal or not, all this, just because the PH level down there changed or because we are stressed or some bullshit like that. SMH
6. Dealing with team mafisi
Hearing things such as “ Sista.. .” “ Cheki hiyo wezere jo” whenever you pass by a group of idle men
We have all had to fake one or two cause we needed it to end like ASAP! Go figure …
Yeah … I bet men can only imagine what it’s like having a life growing inside you and carrying it around for 9 months. Or the struggle of trying not to get pregnant and figuring out which birth control works best for you or why the one you’re currently using is making you fat or the struggle of buying an emergency pill on a Sunday morning and the pharmacy ladies are looking at you with a judge-y look.
9. Added expenses
We have to buy make-up, and yes we need that 20th pair of shoes …
From the itchy weave to getting scared about going au naturel or trying a new look or a new weave or braid and crossing your fingers that you don’t end up looking like a walking disaster. And let’s not even get started about having to shave all the time and in the weirdest of places. Or the struggle of not wearing a bikini because you haven’t shaved or passing on an intimate sesh with your boo cause you have an amazon down there …
11. The struggle of nail polishing your weaker hand which goes something like this …