Men Share The Biggest Downsides To Being Male

In spite of considerable work being, and progress, made to change things, it remains a fact that men have countless advantages in modern society.

In addition to not having to deal with several biological issues all women must endure, men still seem to have the upper hand when applying for positions of power, or being trusted with major responsibilities.

As a result, those who do not identify as men often roll their eyes when men of any age offer even the slightest complaint.

Which doesn't mean that plenty of men still maintain that there are definite downsides to carrying those he/him pronouns.


Redditor jojomecoco was curious to hear what the men of Reddit considered the biggest obstacles and challenges which come with their gender, leading them to ask:

"Boys, what's the downside to being a male?"

What lies between one's legs...

"Getting hit in the nuts."- Phantomtastic

"Balls stick to leg."- BuffGroot

Societal Expectations

"All the expectations."

"'We must be swift as the coursing river, with all the force of a great typhoon, with all the strength of a raging fire, mysterious as the dark side of the moon'."- SparkAxolotl

"Our childhood interests don’t truly change much into adulthood, but we are often seen as childish if we continue to pursue them."

"One of my greatest laments is the magnitude of friends who said, 'when I grow up I’ll be able to afford..,' yet abandoned those dreams due to social conditioning."- nixxy19

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Don't let a persona fool you.

:Being called a creep when you call a kid adorable."- OkraFit3987

Men like hugs too...

"I haven't been hugged in 14 years."- Delphii42

It can be hard for everyone...

"Whatever dating is now."- Thompson_S_Sweetback

"The loneliness."- ReindeerMean6253

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Ouch

"Almost never get compliments."

"Ever."- Redbeardthe1st

What are your intentions, exactly?

"I can’t be nice to women without them thinking I’m hitting on them or what have you."

"Like yeah you’re pretty but also, I’m just being polite."- pdeagz

When push comes to shove, sometimes we all feel like the world is against us, and we have to face an uphill battle.

But if one were to provide a study, the likely outcome would prove that men, namely white, cisgender, heterosexual men, often have a much less steep hill to climb than anyone else.

And though it might certainly be a different sensation, getting hit really hard between the legs is painful for everyone.