I want to be a man and desperately so. Let me tell you why.
I want to be able to drink with my friends without being cautious of being taken advantage of.
I want to be able to stay as late as I want in parties without worrying about the dangers.
I want to take night strolls without thinking of being raped. Maybe worry about being murdered.
I want to wear whatever I want without being guilty of provoking anyone. Damn, even my own brother?
I want to sleep over at my male friends without putting myself in a dangerous situation.
I want to have male besties without being warned that they are predators lying low
I want to sleep with all the girls I possibly can without being labelled a slut.
I want to have sex freely without the evidence of no longer not a virgin
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I want to not want to be a mother without being judged.
I want to choose when to be a mother without worrying about my eggs being less fertile.
I want to be a mother without worrying about dying while at it.
I want to have children when I want without anyone judging my fertility
I want to not worry about losing shape after birth and being fat shamed about it
I want to admit that I struggle with parenthood without being called a bad mother
I want to marry when I want and not be the old cat lady
I want to not know how to cook without being called not a wife material
I want to not do the chores I do not like without feeling like am failing at womanhood
I want to emotionally react to situations without it being called “woman things”
I want to cry when am sad and overreact to my friends’ baby photos because that brings me joy as a woman.
I want to be employed without anyone worrying about emotional decision making
or mood swings and maternity leaves bringing loss to the company
I want not to be asked for sexual favors before I am employed in a job I deserve
I want not to be groped in the office and let it slide
I want not to constantly worry about being judged by my looks and not my brains
I want to be a boss and everyone will listen to me despite of my gender
I want to win without people saying “a woman did this”
I want them to realize that I am capable of doing it just as a man is capable
I want to give opinions on feminism without being called bitter, single or toxic
I want not too work twice as hard as the other gender just to prove that I can
Oh God, I want so many more things
I want to join the army
I want to play dangerous sports
I want to feel comfortable in the company of men; fellow humans
I want to live a life without limitations based on a sex I have no control over
I want to be a man so that I don’t feel the curse of being a woman
I want my parents to leave me a piece of land or inheritance
I want them to celebrate my birth just like that of my brothers’; with joy and pride
I want to be a man so that I don’t feel unlucky being a woman
I want to be a man because I know how underprivileged I am just by being a woman.