This summer I’ll be celebrating 44 revolutions of around the sun, and as such, I hope I have learned a thing or two about existing in the female form. We’re a pretty remarkable bunch, I must say, I am continually amazed by the women around me and my own self.
- It’s fabulous to be female…except when you have to pee outside.
- You can bleed for a week straight (or longer if you’re going through menopause) and not die.
- We have a reputation for being catty, but when it comes down to it, we have each other’s backs.
- No matter how thin you are, your body will have dimples and rolls.
- Fussing about the dimples and rolls won’t help. (So just get over yourself.)
- Women are more likely to cuss than men. (Perhaps there’s a reason for this, no?)
- Boobs are a blessing and a curse, and often both at once.
- Speaking of boobs, they’re lopsided, pretty much universally. (Or is it just me? Please tell me it isn’t just me!)
- We have less physical strength and speed than men, but more flexibility and better senses. (I personally think there’s some huge advantages here).
- Our bodies change enormously throughout the normal lifespan, with more girls having more obvious changes than boys from puberty through old age. (Fighting it doesn’t help).
- Multitasking, we rock at it! (Speaking of which, I have been interrupted about 58 times during the writing of this post.)
You might notice, these have nothing to do with pregnancy or childbirth. The capacity to produce children is remarkable, but women are so much more than our capacity to bear children. I’m sure I haven’t covered them all, what is your favorite or least favorite thing (or anything in between) about being a woman?