No to be dramatic, but I am sick of people assuming I can’t do things just because I am a girl. Why does being a girl automatically make men think I can’t drive or play sports, or even like sports, for that matter? I remember being captain of my high school swim team and doing really well… and yet, the sports page in our yearbook was dedicated to the men’s football team and nothing else. No offense, but WTF is up with that? Girls hardly get any recognition for the cool and important things they do, just because they are women. Men are constantly praised for doing things that women do every day, and honestly, I’m tired of it! Girls can do anything boys can do!
Obviously, different genders can both be good at things, but there are a ton of things that people believe only men can do. In reality, women are just as good, if not better, at these things. Have you ever heard that song “Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better” from the musical Annie Get Your Gun? I’m not saying that women are better at everything, but they can do anything that boys can do, and it’s about time people realize that. Here are a few things that girls can do, even though people only think boys can do them to remind you of that.
Play SportsListen, if anybody every tells you you can't play sports because you are a girl, just show them some highlights from the 2016 Rio Olympics. Girls on the US team took home more medals than ANY OTHER COUNTRY. Take that, boys. Girls are fierce AF when it comes to every kind of sport. Studies have shown that there is actually no proof that boys are better than girls at sports, even though that's what young girls are constantly told as they grow up. If you want to play sports, don't ever let a boy tell you you can't! Image Source: iStock
CodeHONESTLY, coding is important. It makes up every single part of the internet. And for SOME reason only guys are getting recognized for it. In fact, women are actually proven to be better coders than men. Then WHY do less than .3 percent of young girls plan to pursue it? Because coding is such a male-dominated field that young girls and women feel as though they cannot pursue it as a career. The issue is so important that even Google started their own awesome campaign to get girls to start coding on their own. You can check it out here.
Be A Good DriverWhat is with this idea that men are better drivers than women? In reality, women are actually proven to be better and safer drivers than men. A recent study even proved that of all car accidents, 80 percent of them are caused by men. In addition to car accidents, men are more likely to be pulled over for driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. So if anyone ever tells you that you're a bad driver because you're a woman, just show them those stats. Image Source; iStock
Run A BusinessWhenever I think about businesses, my brain often goes straight to middle-aged men in fancy suits wearing cologne. But, contrary to popular belief, women actually make better bosses and business owners. Women are often better problem-solvers and have a different work ethic than men, which makes them even more capable of running a business. Image Source: iStock
Handle StressIt's also a common misconception that women are crazy-emotional and break down at the first sign of a stressful situation. But according to a recent study, women are actually better and more capable of handling stress than men. This is because the excess amount of estrogen in the female brain that help women respond to stress in a better way than men. Image Source: iStock
Manage MoneyIn addition to being emotional wrecks, women are also seen as awful at saving money. It's because all we are good for is buying clothes and shoes, right?! Ha, nope. Women statistically have less credit card debt than men and are more financially independent from their parents. AKA girls are better at getting a job and paying for their own things, while boys ask their parents for money. Image Source: iStock
Get Good GradesFor some odd reason, boys seem to think they are better at school and certain subjects- specifically math and science- than girls are. Sorry boys, but you're wrong (again). Girls actually learn better and quicker than boys do. Image Source: iStock
What do you think about these male-dominated ideas? Tell us in the comments!