ArticleKristina B.

Women vs. Men

ArticleKristina B.

Women Vs. Men biting strawberry photoI find it interesting that women complain on and on about the burden of being female: menstruation, menopause, childbirth, breastfeeding, osteoporosis, etc. But aside from autoimmune diseases, women really have it a lot better than men. Here's why.

  1. Women live longer than men. Known fact. We enjoy more sunrises & sunsets, and more time with our kids & grandkids. But yes, we miss you men when you're gone. Still. Beatcha!
  2. Women have naturally higher levels of HDL, the protective type of cholesterol.
  3. Women are less likely to die of heart disease than men. Caveat: this actually reverses if you're female and a smoker.
  4. Until menopause, women have enormously lower risk of heart attacks, coronary artery disease (CAD) than men.
  5. We don't go bald. Boo-ya!
  6. We don't grow hair tufts out of our ears as we age (men do, grossly enough, due to a gene on the Y chromosome).

I'm sure there's more out there but this is what I came up with while ruminating over the subject. Also, we get to bat our eyelashes and have men take care of things for us when we want. :)