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In the age of gender equality, it is interesting to explore some of the unique advantages women have compared to men.
Things vary widely between genders, from different fashion choices to societal expectations and perceptions.
In this article, we’ll discuss a few examples of everyday scenarios where women can get away with actions or decisions that men simply can’t.
So grab a cozy spot on your favorite chair, and let’s begin unpacking what women can do differently from the male population regarding minor opportunities in life-changing situations!
#1. Playing Dumb
Women can easily play dumb, and people would probably forgive them.
It seems like an endearing quality that people would overlook in women, but its opposite is seen in men.
Men would be seen as unserious or not intelligent.
Society considers men “tough guys” and expects them to act like it.
However, women are at liberty to cry when they need to.
Besides, men usually don’t mind seeing women cry.
#3. Being Cuddled
It seems like women can get away with being cuddled, hugged, and kissed by anyone.
This is not the case for men who might get labeled as “soft” or “weak” if they let down their guards.
#4. Being Emotional
Women are seen as emotional beings, and their responses to things are expected to be passionate.
However, men who show any signs of emotion other than anger are seen as effeminate.
#5. Engaging and Flirting with the Opposite Sex
Women can easily engage and flirt with the opposite sex without people thinking twice about it.
Men might not get away with this as women perceive them as womanizers or creepy.
#6. Being Protective
Women can be protective of their partners or anyone close to them.
Men are perceived as controlling or jealous if they exhibit the same behavior.
#7. Eating Small Portions
When women order small portions or say, “I’m watching my weight,” people don’t question it and tend to support or encourage the practice.
However, when men do the same, people think they are weird or could be labeled “not manly enough.”
#8. Being Late
As bad as it sounds, women can get away with being late.
People seem more lenient regarding women missing an event or being a few minutes late.
Men, on the other hand, are looked down upon if they show up late.
Women can often get away with venting their frustrations or airing their grievances more so than men.
Whether it’s due to societal expectations or gender roles, the fact remains: complaining is a touchy subject that can vary depending on who’s doing it.
#10. Domestic Abuse
While domestic abuse is a serious matter, it is not treated the same depending on the victim.
Unfortunately, the fact remains that women are more likely to get away with this heinous behavior, as men are not taken seriously when they bring up this accusation.
But if a woman accuses a man of the same thing, he is often found guilty before the facts are presented in the court of public opinion.
#11. Talking to Little Kids
It is not a big deal if a woman walks up to kids that are not hers.
She can interact with them, and everyone is happy.
But if a man does the same thing, people question his motives.
#12. Dating Younger Men
Have you ever noticed that society seems to give women a pass on dating younger men, but men aren’t so lucky?
It’s a double standard that’s hard to ignore.
Maybe it’s the idea that men are supposed to be providers or that women mature faster than men, but either way, it seems like a bit of a bum deal for guys.
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