Okay, it's not easy being a woman. I know! We have the 28-day curse, an insanely short window for conception (compared to men, who can conceive children well into their eighties), earn approximately 77 cents for every dollar a man earns doing the same work in the US, are under-represented in business and government and- in too many parts of the world today- are sold off as brides while still children or even just killed in infancy. Being a woman or a girl today is easier than in the past but still no picnic.
Nevertheless there are some advantages to being a woman. Just ask poor Henrik Rummel, the US Olympic rower and bronze medalist who has been the butt of jokes this month (Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, I'm looking at you!) over some rather unfortunate shorts he was photographed in during the medal ceremony at the London Olympics.
Rummel is second from the left and, as you may notice, the dude is packing some serious heat. To be more straightforward, the entire world can see the exact outline of Rummel's penis in his black spandex shorts. The unfortunate rower was accused of having an erection, no doubt due to his patriotic pride. Rummel has been doing damage control ever since, stating on his twitter account: "This is me and I swear it's not erect! I don't know how it got in that position, but there you go."
Well, whatever Rummel's situation was, at least we women can take comfort in this: our erections are always discreet. We make out with our dance partners on the nightclub floor for hours and are still be able to sashay away for a beer... leaving the objects of our affection crouched over in their seats saying: "Uh- why don't you get my beer too while you're at it." Poor dopes.
Okay, it's not much of a compensation for the troubles women face... but it's something.
Have any reasons why being a woman has advantages over being a man?