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It's an age-old taunt: girls rule, boys drool. But is it true? Stereotypes point to men being the stronger, faster sex, but here are some pretty solid reasons women may be tougher than men:
1. Women bleed for a week and experience cramps, bloating, fatigue, and more
It's "that time of the month," and, yes, it hurts. Men may think some women like to overreact or use PMS as an excuse for everything, but when it comes down to it, having a period hurts. And it happens. Every. Single. Month. Women win for being able to deal with Mother Nature's tornadoes.
2. Women with paid careers have even more to balance
Working women have to manage the pressures of their bosses, deadlines, schedules, AND family life. Men do too, but if a woman is still expected to take care of the house while she's working, there's more expectation on her shoulders. Single mothers are even more tough. Women have to work on their own health and happiness to make sure everyone else is healthy and happy too.
It's a beautiful part of human life, and, yes, a woman gets to experience it all. Women are tough because they can carry 8 pounds of baby (plus more necessary added weight) on their bodies, survive morning sickness and nausea, and still post pictures about the whole ordeal. And there's absolutely no arguing about how tough a woman is when she's about to give birth. She wins, every time.
4. Women shave, wax and tweeze and don't shed a tear
Okay, sometimes we shed tears, but women scrutinize every little part of their bodies. Many women choose to go the "natural" route and avoid any pulling or plucking, but most women do some form of grooming. And it hurts. Men don't often wax or pluck or worry about shaving their legs every few days. Women go through a tough regimen to look and feel good.
5. Women can wear heels
Men can try on high-heeled shoes all they want, but women conquer this fashion. Some might argue that it's a woman's choice on what shoe to wear, but the simple fact that women can rock 4-inch heels is amazing. Women push the limits of their fashion choices when they want a night out on the town, and they look great too.
Yes, a bra is important and takes care of everything going on, but men will never know the feeling of underwire, clips, straps and poking. These everyday irritations become commonplace to women, and even with the constant irritation women refuse to let it stop them.
7. Women experience uncomfortable annual exams
All the poking and pushing and hands everywhere - it's an unnerving experience that men and women go through. But men especially are prone to forgo such tests and procedures due to feeling overly uncomfortable about it, even at the risk of cancer.
8. Women experience worse stereotypes
A man who wants to date around and have fun is a "stud," but a woman who wants to have fun is considered a party girl or bad news. Women are categorized as bad drivers, bad mathematicians, and bad at understanding sports. Women have to be tough to break all these stereotypes (and more) and prove them wrong.
Though women are pretty tough, they can get worn out from doing all these things. Many mothers and wives have low energy and don't feel strong most days. To build up your immune system and get your strength back, try Immune-IQ, a supplement that works to strengthen the immune system at its core. Immune-IQ is a product from Cell-IQ, a company promoting "wellness from within." Find your wellness and stay strong.
Jenna Koford is on the content team at FamilyShare. She graduated with a degree in Communications—Journalism and a minor in editing. Jenna enjoys painting and calligraphy, planning a wedding, and Pinterest and Netflix.