We are often confronted with the debate of who has a harder life, males or females? It is a difficult question to answer as often hardships between the two genders vary from person to person and culture to culture. In discussing this, there are a few factors we must look at:

health concerns

    • Males are at a higher risk of a few health concerns than females, such as fatal accidents, homicide and suicide.
    • Certain health concerns are also more common among males – they are more prone to heart disease, paralysis, asthma and some cancers.
    • Females on the other hand, are prone to cervical cancer and osteoporosis.

Social Conditions

    • Males are usually the breadwinners and providers in a family and thus have a lot of social pressure and stress associated with that role.
    • Females are often coerced into taking up a lot of responsibilities at home and also have to deal with sexual, physical and emotional harassment in the workplace. This puts them in a vulnerable position.


It is safe to presume that neither gender enjoys a completely easy life and that hardships vary from person to person and culture to culture. We must understand each other’s struggles and respect each other’s differences.


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