On days when someone makes you feel bad about being a girl or you find yourself suffering from dysmenorrhea, tell yourself that it shall pass. Treat yourself to something nice, and remember all these reasons why being a girl is absolutely awesome.
1. Women tolerate pain better.
Tiis ganda. We can walk on high heels all day, wear a corset, and get ourselves waxed without batting an eyelash. Oh, and we also give birth to actual human beings. We wonder how men would deal with labor pains if the mere thought of waxing their chest hair sends shivers up their spine?
2. We can talk at length about our feelings and no one will give us hell over it.
Our best friends are on speed dial. We can call them anytime we need someone to listen. Guys don’t exactly have that luxury. The only time they ever get to unload their feelings is over a couple of drinks.
3. We make better financial decisions (impulsive shopping trips aside).
According to a seven-year study featured on The Washington Post, “single female investors outperformed single men by 2.3 percent, female investment groups outperformed male counterparts by 4.6 percent and women overall outperformed by 1.4 percent.” Experts believe that this is due to the fact that women are less rash when it comes to trading.
4. Women are better drivers.
Oh yes, we have evidence! According to a study featured on Glamour.com, male drivers are 77 percent more likely to die in a vehicular accident than female drivers. According to experts, it all boils down to women being more cautious on the road.
5. We get to wear skirts and trousers.
We have a lot of clothing options. That alone is enough reason to want to be a girl. Seriously though, we have the best of both worlds.
6. We can communicate with each other silently.
Who needs codes when one look tells us all that we need to know? We pick up on each other’s signal pretty quickly. A lip curl, a knowing smile, a raised eyebrow contain more information than the words exchanged in a conversation.
7. We have a stronger immune system.
According to a study by researchers at McGill University, the estrogen in our bodies suppresses an enzyme that may wreak havoc on our immune system, reports Oprah.com.
8. Women are less likely to have learning disabilities.
“Clinics see a preponderance of boys with dyslexia,” Martha Bridge Denckla, PhD, a research scientist at Kennedy Krieger Institute tells WebMD. Boys are also more likely to get ADHD.
9. We are emotionally stronger.
According to The Huffington Post, “Women tend to avoid many of the self-inflicted early deaths that men subject themselves to.” We’re more likely to outlive men more as well.
10. We are better at job interviews.
We may tend to overthink things before the big day, but a new study featured on MSN reveals that all our preparation pays off because we perform better during the actual interview.
11. We connect easily with other people.
We’re naturally very nurturing, so it’s not surprising that this instinct translates into social situations as well.
12. We're healthier eaters.
By the time we reach our adolescence, we are more likely to lose our appetite for junk food than boys, reports Oprah.com.
13. We constantly surprise people who underestimate us.
Women are always being underestimated. This actually gives us an advantage because other people don’t realize what we’re capable of until we’ve reached the finish line.
14. We have better language skills.
Men’s brains may be larger, but that doesn’t necessarily mean better. According to WebMD, our brains contain 9.5 times more white matter, which is the glue that connects the parts of the brain to each other. “The frontal area of the cortex and the temporal area of the cortex are more precisely organized in women, and are bigger in volume,” says David Geary, PhD, professor of psychological sciences at the University of Missouri. This leads to more dominant language skills.
15. We make better leaders.
A study by leadership consultancy Zenger Folkman found that women are more effective leaders, reports Business Insider. Researchers believe that this has something to do with the fact that we must perform twice as hard to be recognized than our male counterparts. The study also revealed that we tend to continue to ask for feedback even as we grow older, leading to better self-development.
(Screencap from You Again courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)