The Challenges Faced by Women in Modern Society

Women can be incredibly strong and resilient, but they’re also constantly struggling against a system that doesn’t fully support them. They’re expected to juggle so many different roles: wives, mothers, daughters, and working professionals. Sometimes, the pressure to keep it all together can be unbearable. And that’s before you even get to the issues surrounding how society views female beauty and bodies.

It’s important to remember that being a woman is not synonymous with having gynecological or hormonal features, or being assigned as the female sex at birth. The fact of the matter is, there are no universal definitions of “woman,” and every woman has an ever changing, ever growing relationship with gender that defines her as such. Feminism has helped to reshape how women see themselves, but for some individuals the definition of womanhood may still be highly personal.

A quick Google search shows that there are lots of definitions of “woman.” The most popular one is that a woman is an adult human whose body is organized around the use of eggs and the gestation of another human being. But that’s pretty vague. It doesn’t explain why a person who had a hysterectomy or mastectomy would still be considered a woman, or why someone with a gynecological condition like endometriosis is not.

Then there’s the issue of “female” sex, which again is very personal and can have a huge impact on how a woman sees herself and how she feels about herself. It’s not uncommon for women to feel that they must act within a strict set of standards when it comes to their appearance, which can lead to feelings of inadequacy or self-consciousness.

Being a woman can be very time-consuming and stressful, especially in the modern world. It’s not easy to balance a career, family life, and social commitments while juggling the pressure to look good and take care of your health and well-being. In addition, being a woman can be difficult in a variety of ways, from the lack of access to quality healthcare to the wage gap between men and women.

Despite all these challenges, women continue to prove that they are a force to be reckoned with. Whether it’s in the form of an activist, a business leader, or a celebrity, they’re blazing trails for all of us to follow. Their strength and resilience serve as inspiration, and their voices are important to listen to.

The next time you hear someone say that “being a woman is sucks,” remind them of all the things that make being a woman a wonderful thing. And if they still don’t believe you, tell them to marry one and find out. They might just change their minds. – Matt Walsh, What Is a Woman? (2019). Available on YouTube. Fair use.