12th of November, 2001
The Balance between Women and Men
Men and women have always had their differences, but do those make their lives easier compared to the other? Women have the evident disadvantages and heinous events and activities, however, men have their disadvantages as well in a less obvious manner. Although I am a female and somewhat believe women do have it harder because of the physical distinctions, I feel men have their shortcomings as well, more in the sense of things they cannot get away with. However, difficulties of men and women tend to even out as time goes by and society progresses as a community. Thus, both sexes have their advantages over each other and can say they can do certain things just because “they are a girl” or because “they are a guy,” which is supposed to be reasonable enough to continue their actions. This balance is something that is probably better for the world instead of extreme and literal equality. Both sexes have certain aspects to overcome the opposite sex, yet neither is better than the other.
A woman comes into the world and is expected to act certain ways, to follow certain rules, and to be as feminine as she can just because it is supposedly proper. She is restricted on what to wear for the appropriate situation, has to make sure she is not too outgoing but not too shy at the same time, and look as beautiful and as fit as she can be. When were all these boundaries created and by whom? In Tannen’s “Marked Women”, everything a woman does or is tends to have criticism, which leaves females submissively paranoid. It is almost as if a woman can not live her own life as liberally as she wants because she is projected to be a certain way that is define as a female. The hundreds of questions that come up over how a blouse looks on a woman is something men never have to face. Men only have a suit and tie and they a...