Being a woman can be pretty cool.
Women live longer, we have the ability to grow an actual human being and we don’t have to wear boiling hot three-piece suits to formal events.
There’s also a bang-your-head-against-a-brick-wall side to being a woman. From fighting for equal pay to being penalised at work for giving birth to the aforementioned human miracle.
Sometimes, it’s the every day little things that can weigh us down, though, as this new research from polling company, Ginger Research, discovered.
The poll surveyed 2000 millennial women to find out which daily annoyances wound us up the most.
Be prepared to eye roll really hard...
Being sent explicit pictures, when you didn’t ask for them
Being charged VAT for sanitary products
The notion that women are bad drivers
Being asked if it’s your time of the month
Not being paid as much as male colleagues
Being approached by someone in a bar just because you are alone
Being chatted up on LinkedIn direct message
Being told to cheer up as “it might never happen”
Being told to calm down
When someone talks to your breasts rather than your face
Airbrushed images of women
Being wolf-whistled at
Being told your biological clock is ticking
Being asked if you plan to get pregnant
Tradesmen insisting on talking to your partner rather than you
Being asked why you do not have children yet
Having your right to choose debated by male politicians
Being mansplained to
Being called “love”
Being ghosted by someone you have been dating
People assuming you’re not the main breadwinner
Being bought household appliances for your birthday
Being asked if your breasts are real
The view that you should not have long hair over 50
Being told you have childbearing hips
Being described as a housewife
Being told you look good for your age
Being left with the wives of your partner’s friends at dinner
Waiters assuming the healthy meal or salad is for you
When the barperson assumes you want a half pint, not a pint
The waiter assuming your male companion is picking up the bill
Being chatted up in the gym mid workout
The assumption that you’ll change your name after getting married
The assumption that you look after the family calendar