As I sat on the leather couch in my boyfriend’s apartment screaming at a Steelers’ game on TV my boyfriend was in the kitchen cooking dinner for me. This is when I realized that things have changed. Maybe I’m just extraordinarily lucky to have such a wonderful boyfriend (which I am) or maybe the stigma that once was placed upon gender roles in older generations has faded away.
It could be wishful thinking, and I know that women are still fighting for equality, but what if we stopped trying to be the same as men? What if we took a moment and peered inside ourselves to marvel at all the amazing things that make being a female so awesome. The list for why being a girl rocks is so long that the Powerpuff girls couldn’t explain it to you by bedtime, but I’ve narrowed it down to six things that make being a woman something to brag about. The free drinks and inexplicable ability to talk our way out of speeding tickets doesn't hurt either.
The number one reason, in my opinion, why being a girl is awesome is the ability to say no.
“When I like a girl, I’ll do anything for her. Thinking I have power is a mistake because once she’s hooked me I’m gone,” Said Sophomore Derrick Anderson, business major.
Although guys hate to admit it, once they fall for a girl she holds all the power. We don’t just have the ability to say no in relationships, but we also have the ability to say no to sex. Being a woman is liberating because no one can force us to do anything we don’t want to do.
“Yes means yes and no means no, no one can make the decision for me. I follow my own rules,” said Freshman Amanda Strausbaugh, international affairs major.
2. Primping Ain't Easy
One of the best (and worst) things about being a girl is getting ready. Being able to change your appearance based on your mood or the season is something many girls cherish and is considered a rite of passage. Having the ability to express yourself with the way you do your make up, hair and the outfits you choose to wear tells a story of your personality.
The downside is the amount of effort it sometimes takes to achieve the look you’re looking for. But we all know a little mascara can get you anywhere in life. Getting ready is also a way for girls to bond together. Half of the fun of going out is getting to shop in your friend’s closet and do each other’s hair.
Shopping is another plus of getting to be a girl. Guys will never get the relief we feel from retail therapy.