Sometimes, the expectations placed upon us by the media and society can make it hard to see how there are any reasons it’s great to be a girl. However, when we make the best of ourselves, being a girl absolutely rocks! We are smart, sassy and beautiful, so here are some of the many reasons it’s great to be a girl!
1. Pain Tolerance
The amount of pain that we can deal with has to be one of the most important reasons it’s great to be a girl. Yes, we’d all rather we didn’t have to deal with the pain at all, but the fact is that if men had the pain of menstrual cramps every month, some would be stuck in bed with no life and no job. Not to mention the fact that the human race could well die out because only a woman could go through the agony of childbirth and then choose to go through it all over again. It’s our ability to power through anything that life throws at us that makes us so fantastic.
2. Organisational Skills
In most marriages, it seems to be the wife that remembers not only her own family’s birthdays and anniversaries, but her husband’s too, and has all the presents wrapped and cards written ready to go in advance. And we can juggle school, or a job, with raising kids and running the house. We are just masters of organization. It must be the way our brains work.
3. We Make Good Drivers
Despite popular misconceptions, one of the reasons that being a girl is great is that women really DO make better drivers. Our insurance is cheaper and our cars often last longer as a result of our driving skills. We may not be as good at parking, but that’s a different matter altogether…
4. We Can like Silly Things
Us girls can admit that we like silly or embarrassing things much more easily. A man’s guilty pleasures can often be used to ridicule him, but for some reason, it’s far easier for us to get away with having some strange tastes.
5. We Can do Silly Things Too
Clumsiness in girls is often seen as cute rather than awkward. This is one of the great benefits of being a girl, particularly if you’re a little clumsy, socially awkward or tend to trip over your words (or feet). Rather than avoiding you, if you look away and smile slightly in an innocent way, people will actually come and talk to you rather than avoid you. Not to mention that if you drop anything, cute guys will be rushing to save the day.
Poor men. If they have a bad breakout of zits, they’re a bit stuck with them. We can get away with piling on the concealer and foundation when we’re having a bad face day. Plus, we can experiment with all sorts of different looks.
7. We Live Longer
The life expectancy for women is a bit longer than it is for men. Some studies suggest that we actually live, on average, 7 years longer, but current life expectancies suggest it’s more like a couple of years. There are many reasons for this: we take less risks, look after ourselves a bit better, and are more likely to see a doctor if we’re worried about something. A nice long life is definitely one of the biggest reasons being a girl is awesome!
8. We do Better in School
For a quite a long time now, female students have been their outperforming male counterparts. There are a few areas where boys are in the lead, but overall, girls’ results are much higher.
9. We’re More Likely to Finish College
Not only are we more likely to get into college as we achieve better grades, we’re also less likely to drop out. This is probably because we can be so determined and don’t give up when things get tough.
10. More Fashion Choice
Apart from cultural or ethnic dress, men can’t really get away with wearing skirts or dresses. The great perks of being a girl means we have way more choice when it comes to clothing, not just in style, but in colours and patterns, fabrics and everything you can think of.
11. We’re Less Likely to Commit Crimes
Only a small proportion of offenders are female. Men aren’t worse people, but women tend to be better at using their voices to settle a dispute.
12. We Get to Give Birth
You can see this either in a positive or negative light really, but men are never going to go through the amazing experience of carrying and bearing a child. The love between mother and child is something that just can’t be put into words.
13. Someone Will Always Stick up for You
If a man is being threatened by someone else, then sadly many members of the public will just walk on by to avoid trouble. But if a woman looks like she needs help, there’s always a knight in shining armour that will come to the rescue.
14. Girl Groups
Girl groups are great; just think Spice Girls. Girl power has to be one of the best reasons to be a girl.
This is not sexist; it’s scientifically proven. Something about the way our brains are wired makes us better at multi-tasking. This is really useful when you consider how busy all of our lives are these days! We can save time by completing more than one task at once.
16. The Sympathy Vote
If a man began to cry when given a parking or speeding ticket, the poor guy would probably be laughed at. But if we turn on the waterworks, genuine or not, people feel sorry for us and may even let us off with a warning. It’s not guaranteed, but it’s definitely worth a try.
17. We Can Scream and Run
One of the big reasons that being a girl is good is that if there’s a spider, wasp, moth, mouse, woodlouse, fly, bee (you get the idea) in the vicinity, it’s perfectly acceptable for us to squeal loudly, flee the scene, and find a nice man to deal with it for us. And, nobody is going to be calling on us when THEY get scared of aforementioned terrifying creatures.
18. Boobs Are Great
If a man has boobs, he has to hit the gym and sort it out. We can just be proud of them.
19. We Can Wear Men’s Clothes
On a lazy Sunday (or any day, for that matter) we can laze around in our boyfriend’s shirts and sweats, and feel kind of sexy about it. But I can’t see many boyfriends queuing up to wear their girlfriends' dresses and heels.
It’s perfectly acceptable for us to spend 4 hours on the phone to our best friend each day, or more if someone’s having a crisis. Not to mention the fact that we can share absolutely everything with our closest friends. Other girls really can make it brilliant to be a girl.
There’s so many reasons here to enjoy being who you are, so next time you’re feeling a little low, remember how great you are: remember this list and all of the reasons it’s great to be a girl. What’s your best reason for being glad you’re a girl?