There are ongoing debates on who has life easier, men or women. Most people think that their gender has it harder than the other gender. This is mainly because nobody can see both sides of the story. The Argument for why boys have it harder than girls: 1. Men commit more suicides than woman do word wide 2. Men have a more stressful time in achieving educational goals than in the past and are now less successful than women. 3. Work is much less secure and periods of unemployment are the norm for many 4. Changes that are assumed to be symptoms of the 'breakdown of society' are associated with a rising suicide rate (examples include the rising divorce rate and falling church attendances). 5. In many societies, expressing emotions, for example sadness, fear, disappointment or regret, is seen as being less acceptable for boys than girls. 6. Men have to compete for women far more than women have to compete for men. 7. In the future men could be drafted into the military. The argument for why women have it harder than men: 1. Women have to deal with painful and uncomfortable periods. 2. Women suffer depression at twice the rate of men. 3. Women have to go through child birth (if they choose to). 4. Women are generally paid less than men for the same job 5. Women have to worry about their appearance much more than men. 6. Women are sometimes looked upon as sex objects if they are attractive. 7. Women are viewed as being weaker than men http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/menshealth/facts/depressionsuicide.htm So who do you think has life tougher, girls or guys? Do you think they both have life equally as hard?