8 Perks Of Being A Woman

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There are many benefits to being a woman, including longevity, motherhood, and verbal skills. There are even some financial benefits. For example, did you know that women drivers pay cheaper auto insurance rates? Why are car insurance rates higher for males?

Anytime there are positives, there are corresponding cons, but we’re going to take the next few minutes to ignore those negatives and celebrate the perks of being a woman.

#1 – Longevity

Women live longer than men. In the U.S., the average life expectancy for women is 81 years and for men is 76 years. 

While researchers aren’t sure exactly what the reasons are behind this lifespan discrepancy, they believe that both biology and lifestyle choices contribute to it. For example, they believe that testosterone may shorten the lifespan of males, and they believe males participate in more risky behaviors than females, leading to an earlier death.

#2 – Motherhood

There are certainly discomforts associated with pregnancy and childbirth, but it’s hard to deny the magic of feeling a baby moving inside your womb. Babies and children tend to turn to their moms for comfort and nurturing. Seeing your child’s eyes light up when you walk into the room is one of the best perks of being a woman.

#3 – Emotions

You may be surprised to see this on the list of benefits. Being emotional isn’t necessarily a positive aspect, but the social acceptability of crying and showing emotions is a perk of being a woman. Working through painful emotions without the stress of keeping those feelings hidden can help you heal more effectively.

#4 – Health

If you’ve ever heard of the “man cold,” you can probably understand the perk of women having better immune systems. Besides the consensus that women handle an illness better, there’s also scientific evidence that they get sick less frequently than men.

#5 – Makeup

Whether a woman is a makeup junkie or a minimalist, if she wakes up with a blemish or tired eyes, she can cover it up with makeup and no one would ever know. Men rarely wear makeup, so their facial imperfections are on display for all to see. 

#6 – Memory

Studies have shown that women have better memories than men. Of course, women already knew that, but it’s nice to have the science back you up. The reason that women have superior memories could be that women usually have better heart health and blood flow to the brain.

#7 – Verbal Skills

Not only do girls tend to learn to talk earlier than boys, but they also carry through with superior verbal skills for the rest of their lives. Having the ability to verbalize effectively and express feelings helps relieve stress and improve communication.

#8 – Insurance Savings

As we mentioned before, women take fewer risks than men. And it turns out that fact affects more than longevity. It also results in lower insurance premiums. So women pay less for life insurance than men, all else being equal, and they also pay lower car insurance premiums.

You can save even more money on insurance if you take the following steps:

  • Compare car insurance rates 
  • Find and apply discounts
  • Maintain a good driving record

Sometimes it’s nice to be reminded about the good parts of being a woman, especially when you deal with the negative aspects every day. Focusing on the benefits can help you enjoy your unique gifts and abilities.


Melanie Musson writes and researched for the auto insurance comparison site, AutoInsurance.org. She enjoys helping others understand their insurance needs so they can protect their financial stability both now and in the future.

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