In 2008 Beyonce Knowles released a song “if I were a boy”, where she belts her heart out on all the things she will be able to do and will be accepted by society if she was a boy instead of a girl. This really had all the ladies thinking what if I woke up as a boy? How will life be so different for me?
Many respond to this answer by saying “they will have so much sex”, “I would make mistakes I didn’t mean”, “I’d be one of the lads”.
All these response for this question shows how flawed our society is, how men and women are allowed to act a certain way. Women are expected to follow guidelines on how to behave and act whilst men are allowed to roam freely. We are looked down upon for being sexually active, living freely and most importantly can be seen as objects. Most females will rather be men in today’s society because of all the perks that comes with the gender.
On the other side, it is not all peaches and cream being a man. Some females responded to this question that if they woke up as a man they would have troubles dealing with their emotions or will feel misunderstood. Though men do get to feel dominant and get away with things one thing society does not allow them to show is their emotions.
The idea that a gender has to act a “specific” way due to their biological traits is very upsetting and needs to be dismissed in our today society. We should be treated equally and also allowed to act the same. Men should be allowed to be able to express their emotions and women should be allowed to express being sexually active. There should not be rules and guidelines on how we can act due to our gender. It is 2017 and we are still facing problems in this topic, hopefully in years to come this mindset will soon be gone. No more “I would act like this if I were a boy” but instead women will be able to do anything they pleased without being judged by society. Men allowed to be expressive of their emotion and not be seen any less of a man because of that. If we can change how society thinks a man/woman should behave, it will be a much better world. Not only for women, but for all.
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