Sucks to be male
Sorry to offend. Just joking around.
No, really, I *do* have a serious girl friend, and I *don't* need fake styrofoam bosoms to make me happy. Really.
But that mouse-pad would look good on the coffee table...
I used to think I would have to grow-up in order to find a woman that cared for me, enjoyed my company, and respected me. I've realized now that often women have to lower their standards in order for this coupling thing to work out
Then the guys end up owing it to the gals to not be so immature "all" the time. We cut it down to about 30% of the time and call it good. In theory. We try. It isn't easy.
Anyway, to respond to the original comment... I disagree. I don't think it sucks to be mail. Er, male. I've thought a lot about it actually (before now). I think women get the bum-wrap.
Here is a sample list:
starting from 0:
men -> usually immature = -0
men -> usually obsessed with sex = -0
men -> prostate checks after 40 = -50
men -> prostate cancer = -500
men -> simpler/[better-understood anatomy because health professionals were traditionally male] = +100
men -> whether we (guys) agree with it or not, male dominated society = +100
men -> being straight and irrationally fearing homosexuality= -100
men -> being gay and being irrationally feared = -200
men -> have sexual arrousal being annoyingly obvious in high-school = -50 (unless you're still in high school, then it seems like -5000)
men -> having to be monogamous when its a biologically unreasonable societal requirement = -50
women -> being smart = +50
women -> being mature = +50
women -> not having to deal with that high school problem above = +50
women -> secretly being in control of the world = +1000
women -> having men fight over you = +50
.. gee, that sounds pretty good. But wait...
women -> being generally disrespected by men = -500
women -> menopause = -1000
women -> having a bunch of dumb guys be responsible for advancing medical knowledge of women until recently = -1000
women -> pain of child birth as part of biological destiny = -1,000,000,000,000,000,000,001
Total: in the hole a lot more than men
Yeah, sure, both sexes are negative, but it just seems like it would be harder to be female. But then this is a male perspective. If I had half a brain, I'd run it by my GF and see if it adds up. But she's asleep.
Now hermaphrodites... ... ... I really don't know how they add up in this comprehensive list I've come up with. I suspect that since most (all?) cannot go through child birth, they rank above women and below men in the "it sucks to be ... scale". Just with all of the unwarranted hatred/disgust/misunderstanding here in western society; well that's gotta be a pretty big minus right there. Then there are the unfair social pressures. And, the crappy physiobiological issues with the body and all.
But, maybe since this is a male perspective, I'm really wrong, and women wouldn't trade a thing to be a guy.
Or maybe I'm just MASSIVELY GENERALIZING and it really is a personal perspective thing. Otherwise, why would some guys want to be women??
Ramble ramble ramble...