are you content about your sex(male and female)?sometimes some friends tell me that they are not content of being male.what about you??if not why?

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mwestwood eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Perhaps the best thing that could happen to us all is to be reincarnated as the opposite gender of what we are now.  Then, we might stop complaining about the other after we have, as Atticus Finch instructs, "walked inside their skins."

I remember one particular faux pas of a friend of mine:  Her husband, an employee at a Federal Correction Institution had been bussed without notification to another prison where they was a riot.  His supervisor called her to advise her and to suggest that she bring a bag of personal things for him to the local facility.  When she phoned the institution to ascertain at what time she should drop off the bag, a female correction officer answered.  My friend innocently said, "I'll bet you're glad right now that you're a woman!" (because only male staff have to report to riot scenes)

"I don't know about that!" was the brusque reply.

Later, my friend learned that she had spoken to a female who wanted to be a male!  Even when it meant not having her life endangered?  This was hard to comprehend.

lynn30k eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I often wonder if people who are unhappy with their gender are that way because of constraints they themselves place on gender roles. I'm female, I have never worried about what I am *supposed* to be like, and am generally a pretty happy person. I also have played organized sports my whole adult life; my husband is the cook in the family and I am better at fixing things. Other than the purely physical issues of being able to bear children, I've pretty much believed anyone can do anything, and have raised my kids that way.

besure77 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I think that it is perfectly normal for people to occasionally wish they were a man or a woman at some time in their lives. I always used to think that it would be easier being a man but then after I thought about it men have just as many difficulties as women.

I think that most people are content about their gender because that is who they have been all of their lives. There are people out there who are truly unhappy with their gender so they change it.

clairewait eNotes educator| Certified Educator

This is a funny topic.  Almost all of my life I used to argue that it was easier to be a male than a female.  I always thought I would have made a great man and I would have liked being a boy better.  This also made me wish to only have sons and no daughters.

Now I am the mother of two girls.  I would NEVER trade them for boys and now that I've experienced the wonder of childbirth - I would never wish to be a man again.  :)

brettd eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Love being a guy, I just do.  Talk about low maintenance!  I am also lucky in that I never have to go through childbirth or pregnancy, which, while they yield miracles, seem like they can be very unpleasant to experience.  I have never had to wear makeup, nor do I plan to.  As I lose my hair, also a guy thing, it just makes getting ready in the morning much faster than it is for my wife.  Yes, I like being a guy.

ako6777 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I am content with myself.  I think that is most important.  I am also content with females as a whole in this country.  I think we have come a long way educationally, professionally, and in our family relations.  We have been able to succeed in opportunities that were not their for us before and we are excelling.  I am happy with our progress and I expect it to continue.

ali001 | Student

i never thought that this would come up as a topic but it really depends on who you are and what you do but really GOD created us and we should not be that content about your own sex/gender .

lit24 | Student

I've never wanted to be anything but a man and I'm content and comfortable being a male.  My wife is a wonderful person strong and confident of herself. Both of us complement one another and we fulfill our familial roles and obligations in an  extraordinary way.

It's all in the mind.

sparrow13 | Student

i am perfectly fine with my sex and i am female. it entirely depends on the person you  are talking to because people are in entirely different situations. i understand what you mean by people not being hapy because one of my very good friends is having a sex change. ultimately you should be happy with what you are but then again situations are different for everyone.