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Being a woman just seems lot more challenging. The most intense challenge being pregnancy. I could only imagine how giving life feels.

It's not as exciting as you'd think. First you feel weird - either dizzy and sick for no reason, like you're on a rollercoaster when you're just walking around, or exhausted for no reason, or other such strange things. Your skin might "glow", but you're more likely to get zits. Your fingernails grow so fast that you have to cut them twice a week or you'll hurt yourself. Everyone you know tells you how to live your life, what to eat, how much to sleep, and many ridiculous and nonsensical things that you're better off ignoring.

Then the weird dreams start. You might have nightmares about horrible accidents (like getting hit by lightning), or giving birth to a litter of rabbits, or you might dream about eating. Whatever you eat in your dreams you must immediately eat upon waking, and it will make you insanely happy and satisfied. You have weird mood swings that make no sense at all, you drool more than usual, and snore loudly.

As you get more and more pregnant, you swell up, puff up, stretch out, and you get blotchy brown spots on your face and belly. Your shoes don't fit and your rings don't fit and your pants make you angry because they're too damn tight around the waist. The baby gets big enough to be noticeable while kickboxing your innards, and you realize that you fart enough to run a methane farm. You eat Rolaids like candy, and can't eat or drink too much at any one time or else you won't be able to lie down without it coming back up. You worry about getting stuck every time you bend over to pick something up, and you can no longer turn sideways to get through narrow spaces. You still haven't stopped having weird dreams. Total strangers tell you how to live your life, what to eat, how much to sleep, and many ridiculous and nonsensical things that you're better off ignoring.

Eventually you become convinced that you are never going to have a baby, and that instead you are going to just stay pregnant for all eternity, getting bigger and bigger and eventually looking like the mama alien in Alien: Resurrection, weakly waving your arms around a belly that fills the whole room.The fact that this has never actually happened is not comforting.

Finally, you give birth to the tiniest, drunkest, person on earth and spend the next year of your life wondering what part of them is going to leak next, why they're crying now, and how to stop them from eating ground candy.
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DetectiveAlex wrote:
Being a woman just seems lot more challenging. The most intense challenge being pregnancy. I could only imagine how giving life feels.

It's not as exciting as you'd think. First you feel weird - either dizzy and sick for no reason, like you're on a rollercoaster when you're just walking around, or exhausted for no reason, or other such strange things. Your skin might "glow", but you're more likely to get zits. Your fingernails grow so fast that you have to cut them twice a week or you'll hurt yourself. Everyone you know tells you how to live your life, what to eat, how much to sleep, and many ridiculous and nonsensical things that you're better off ignoring.

Then the weird dreams start. You might have nightmares about horrible accidents (like getting hit by lightning), or giving birth to a litter of rabbits, or you might dream about eating. Whatever you eat in your dreams you must immediately eat upon waking, and it will make you insanely happy and satisfied. You have weird mood swings that make no sense at all, you drool more than usual, and snore loudly.

As you get more and more pregnant, you swell up, puff up, stretch out, and you get blotchy brown spots on your face and belly. Your shoes don't fit and your rings don't fit and your pants make you angry because they're too damn tight around the waist. The baby gets big enough to be noticeable while kickboxing your innards, and you realize that you fart enough to run a methane farm. You eat Rolaids like candy, and can't eat or drink too much at any one time or else you won't be able to lie down without it coming back up. You worry about getting stuck every time you bend over to pick something up, and you can no longer turn sideways to get through narrow spaces. You still haven't stopped having weird dreams. Total strangers tell you how to live your life, what to eat, how much to sleep, and many ridiculous and nonsensical things that you're better off ignoring.

Eventually you become convinced that you are never going to have a baby, and that instead you are going to just stay pregnant for all eternity, getting bigger and bigger and eventually looking like the mama alien in Alien: Resurrection, weakly waving your arms around a belly that fills the whole room.The fact that this has never actually happened is not comforting.

Finally, you give birth to the tiniest, drunkest, person on earth and spend the next year of your life wondering what part of them is going to leak next, why they're crying now, and how to stop them from eating ground candy.













Wow, all i can say is wow. What an experience. I thot giving birth is just as easy as watching anime.



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I'm gender dysphoric (the disorder formally known as GID and formerly known as a disorder) and have always been non-conforming of my birth sex. So basically given I would be the same person inside, in addition to different hormone production that does have an influence on your thoughts and personality, if I was simply born female then I wouldn't have this contradiction between my gender and my sex. I'd simply be a cisgendered woman (but maybe a little tomboyish - I love pink and filly though).

Btw: yes I know my profile says I'm already female, I'm male but I always indicate female in any online profile because it is more closely representative of how I identify myself (why would I represent myself simply as what genitals I have when no one who meets me online knows that?)
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Yuumi4 wrote:

I hate being a girl


Any reason in particular?


I hate having to wear bra's
I hate having my period (it's very disabling for me)
I hate getting hit on by creepers

woops I am quite the hater But seriously, I think being a guy has a lot of advantages, and I seriously told my dad "why couldn't you give me an Y chromosome?! WHY!?"
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I would say "Woman" but then I think to how painful giving birth might be, so I'm glad I don't have to do that
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DetectiveAlex wrote:
Being a woman just seems lot more challenging. The most intense challenge being pregnancy. I could only imagine how giving life feels.

It's not as exciting as you'd think. First you feel weird - either dizzy and sick for no reason, like you're on a rollercoaster when you're just walking around, or exhausted for no reason, or other such strange things. Your skin might "glow", but you're more likely to get zits. Your fingernails grow so fast that you have to cut them twice a week or you'll hurt yourself. Everyone you know tells you how to live your life, what to eat, how much to sleep, and many ridiculous and nonsensical things that you're better off ignoring.

Then the weird dreams start. You might have nightmares about horrible accidents (like getting hit by lightning), or giving birth to a litter of rabbits, or you might dream about eating. Whatever you eat in your dreams you must immediately eat upon waking, and it will make you insanely happy and satisfied. You have weird mood swings that make no sense at all, you drool more than usual, and snore loudly.

As you get more and more pregnant, you swell up, puff up, stretch out, and you get blotchy brown spots on your face and belly. Your shoes don't fit and your rings don't fit and your pants make you angry because they're too damn tight around the waist. The baby gets big enough to be noticeable while kickboxing your innards, and you realize that you fart enough to run a methane farm. You eat Rolaids like candy, and can't eat or drink too much at any one time or else you won't be able to lie down without it coming back up. You worry about getting stuck every time you bend over to pick something up, and you can no longer turn sideways to get through narrow spaces. You still haven't stopped having weird dreams. Total strangers tell you how to live your life, what to eat, how much to sleep, and many ridiculous and nonsensical things that you're better off ignoring.

Eventually you become convinced that you are never going to have a baby, and that instead you are going to just stay pregnant for all eternity, getting bigger and bigger and eventually looking like the mama alien in Alien: Resurrection, weakly waving your arms around a belly that fills the whole room.The fact that this has never actually happened is not comforting.

Finally, you give birth to the tiniest, drunkest, person on earth and spend the next year of your life wondering what part of them is going to leak next, why they're crying now, and how to stop them from eating ground candy.


Exactly! It's so terrible, isn't it? Everything you've described is exactly the reason I think I'd like it. Nothing teaches and humbles more than pain. There is no feeling as palpable as pain. No feeling that is able to physically move you as much as pain. The weird body symptoms you described are no big deal though. I've suffered from a very bad staph infection. I feel like I could lose an arm and I'd be alright. Though I wouldn't be able to play video games, so maybe that was a poor example.

Sometime in my life time, I want to be humbled. I'm far too arrogant like everyone else. I never take initiative. I always count on someone else to do that. Most people do that too. But you see, there are people out there who do things that most people wouldn't. Fire fighters, policemen, soldiers, electricians, humanitarians, and many more. The world is only the way it is because of people who take initiative. The Founding Father's of America and Martin Luther King Jr. took initiative. Mahatma Gandhi and Fidel Castro took initiative.

When we see a major problem, instead of taking initiative, we just count on someone else to do that for us. It makes me feel guilty that I have the power to do great things, but I'm settling for mediocrity. Well I feel that woman don't have to feel this way because being the bearers of life exempts them. How is putting your body through hell not taking initiative? So in a way, I choose in this hypothetical question to be a woman so it'd be easier for me to alleviate my innate guilt and dissatisfaction with the way I am living my life.
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I can't say I haven't thought about being a girl...

I feel weird admitting it as a totally straight male, but it'd definitely be a different culture and way of living. For example, the options for dressing oneself up is fascinating. So much more varied compared to male clothing. And there's just a lot more to life. It's totally cool for girls to do manly things, but for some reason, there's serious social stigma around guys who do girly things. (going back to clothing, for example. Or dancing... or... well I can't list them all off the top my head, but there's a substantial list) Plus the social culture of women is just so much more interesting and open compared to males... At least from what I've experienced.

That said, I am totally alright with being a guy. Seeing how my sisters and mom can get each month is rather intense. That's one aspect that I doubt I could handle.That, and childbirth. Seriously. Props to those who handle it.

I'm well aware being a woman is not all perfect, just like being a man isn't. Perhaps it's just my skewed view of things, and a case of "the grass is always greener on the other side" that makes me wonder how cool it would be.

But you know, if there was some way for me to brain swap and experience life as a woman for a day, I'd be alright with that. In fact, I'd definitely try it, just to get a different perspective on the world.



EDIT: DeteciveAlex, you're making almost a bit too much sense here. :p It's almost scary! haha
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DetectiveAlex wrote:
It makes me feel guilty that I have the power to do great things, but I'm settling for mediocrity. Well I feel that woman don't have to feel this way because being the bearers of life exempts them.

Sorry, but that's just stupid. Being able to produce babies is good and all, but only livestock limit their accomplishments to reproduction. Also, pregnancy isn't hell; it's just long-term discomfort. If it was that bad, then women wouldn't keep doing it. Also, pregnancy isn't a disability that stops women from doing anything else of value. I worked (two jobs) a week past my due date, and then finished my Christmas shopping while in labor.
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Sorry, but that's just stupid. Being able to produce babies is good and all, but only livestock limit their accomplishments to reproduction. Also, pregnancy isn't hell; it's just long-term discomfort. If it was that bad, then women wouldn't keep doing it. Also, pregnancy isn't a disability that stops women from doing anything else of value....


That's right. It's their gender that's the disability stopping them from doing anything of value not pregnancy, geesh.
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I would much rather stay male. Ive seen what women go through. I think I'll pass.
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I like to be a chick.
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DetectiveAlex wrote:
It makes me feel guilty that I have the power to do great things, but I'm settling for mediocrity. Well I feel that woman don't have to feel this way because being the bearers of life exempts them.

Sorry, but that's just stupid. Being able to produce babies is good and all, but only livestock limit their accomplishments to reproduction. Also, pregnancy isn't hell; it's just long-term discomfort. If it was that bad, then women wouldn't keep doing it. Also, pregnancy isn't a disability that stops women from doing anything else of value. I worked (two jobs) a week past my due date, and then finished my Christmas shopping while in labor.


Seeing as pregnancy can actually kill you or disable you I'd say it's quite a bit more than long term 'discomfort' or an even worse term 'inconvenient'. Even some easy going pregnancies are still filled with shit times, like constant nausea (not just morning sickness, all fucking day and then having to go out and do a full days work). There was great article in the Daily mail recently (really) about the realities of pregnancy that often aren't mentioned, even in books and it's far from pretty, about stories from women who hated every moment of pregnancy and felt bad about feeling that. It can alter your body forever. Then there are women whose babies die in the womb while fairly far along and they have to carry it too term.

I saw that thing on TV where men were hooked up to the pregnancy simulator and only lasted a measly 2 hours (my mum's shortest was 12), and they weren't even in any actual danger unlike real childbirth.' No infections or stitching up after to worry about.


Plus there's the economic problems, paying for it, getting time off work, not being able to get work etc. Then there's complete fucking strangers coming up to touch your stomach and give you advice you didn't ask for.

I watched some TV show where they mentioned that women forget about the hardships of pregnancy so they go through it again

For every woman it's different. My Aunt had a very easy pregnancy and like you was able to go to work and everything up til near the due date. My mums was a different story, they were all bad. After she had me she thought it couldn't possibly be any worse the next time round and was proved very wrong.

If some women can go out and still carry on as before then fine, not everyone should be expected to since it's far from easy.
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id choose to be a girl cus they get it easy, things bought for them etc.. and i cant write my other reason for why i think i would get banned
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Seeing as pregnancy can actually kill you or disable you I'd say it's quite a bit more than long term 'discomfort' or an even worse term 'inconvenient'. Even some easy going pregnancies are still filled with shit times, like constant nausea (not just morning sickness, all fucking day and then having to go out and do a full days work).

Maybe you and I have different ideas about the meanings of discomfort vs hell.


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I saw that thing on TV where men were hooked up to the pregnancy simulator and only lasted a measly 2 hours...

That's because men are weaklings who can't handle a little pressure without their hearts giving out. Ha ha, actually it's because the sudden extra weight stresses out the body and can cause their blood pressure to skyrocket. During an actual pregnancy, the woman's heart has months to get accustomed to pumping the extra 2 L of blood she grows against the increasing strain of the pregnancy. You should also note that the empathy bellies don't simulate childbirth, which is a different thing entirely, and is the only portion of pregnancy that causes selective memory formation.

But my point with my description of pregnancy a while back is that it's not some grand, dramatic act. It's long and uncomfortable and rather boring, and without it we wouldn't exist.
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id choose to be a girl cus they get it easy, things bought for them etc.. and i cant write my other reason for why i think i would get banned


Huh, funny. I had a boyfriend of 6 months and I actually bought him a shit load of stuff but yelled at him whenever he wanted to spoil me.. and then he dumps me on his birthday after I spend 60 dollars on him :P.

So, it's not always easy for us girls.

But it's definitely easy for the selfish and narcissistic ones. But, anyways. I would choose to be a trap.


LMAO, just kidding, just kidding.

I'd be a homosexual gay man.
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