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#IfIWereABoy: Here’s What 12 Women Would Do Differently If They Were Treated As Men

It’s really amazing how things steadily shift and change as time passes by, reminiscing on how things were back when you could imagine yourself to be anything, to do anything. Back in the days, we were told that we all had the same fair shot to get where we wanted in life. That all boys and girls drew their own personal roadmap to the venture that awaited them. They taught us that no matter what gender, we all had the same right to compete for jobs and to achieve the dreams we set out to achieve.

But then…then reality hits.

Women never really thought of having to fight to be heard, to have a voice. They never thought that “men in power” would decide where, when and how they would do things. Hell, I don’t even think they were prepared for a set of different rules.

Elite Daily took it upon themselves and orchestrated an eye-opening “campaign” that emphasized on the inequality in todays’ society. Twelve ordinary women took the time to answer what they would do differently – if they were men and truly equal. Inspiring, beautiful and truly unique.

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“A warm and friendly disposition doesn’t translate to vulnerability. My kind words and personable nature aren’t an invitation to the bedroom.”

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“Men aren’t so lucky; they are conditioned from an early age to keep it all inside.”

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“Because this is my face and no man gets to tell me what I should do. If I want to smile, I’ll smile. No one has the right to dictate my feelings.

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“Buying a drink is a great way to break the ice, but that doesn’t mean I have an obligation to ‘hook up’ with you in any way. I am more than capable of buying my own drink, thank you.”

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“I think if more people took the time to understand the true definition and motives, the word would stop being so ‘ugly.’ There’s nothing ugly about equality.”

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“We’re all in this thing together, and we need to help each other understand what makes us different.”

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“Sometimes it’s the smaller, everyday gestures that signify respect. Let’s all be mindful of each other.”

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“Only I have the right to decide what to do with my own body: the type of birth control I use or when and if I have sex. Boys don’t have to worry about the government deciding whether or not they can have an abortion.”

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“Too often, ‘feminine’ qualities — things like sensitivity, empathy and vulnerability — come with negative connotations.

Men suppress these qualities in the name of ‘being a man,’ and they become further devalued. Besides, if I’m gonna throw ‘like a girl,’ it’s gonna be the best damn throw you’ve ever seen.”

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“I’ll never get why guys think that constantly posting pictures of Kermit the Frog saying how ‘These hoes ain’t loyal’ is going to result in any female respecting them in the social media world or otherwise.”

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“It’s bad enough to be fiercely stared down or cat-called by men, but by far one of the most unacceptable things a man can do is grope a woman against her will. A woman’s body is a temple and men have no right touching it unless there is blatant consent for it.”

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“Giving you my number isn’t a green light to text me at 1 am to have a ‘conversation’ or ask me to ‘hang out.’ Really it’s more intriguing for a guy to want to get to know me in person, not through a screen.”

H/T/Picture Credits: Elite Daily