Caitlin Moran asked about the downsides of being a man and men opened up – 19 revealing responses

We frequently see the effects of the bad attitude of certain parts of society towards women, which is why the #metoo movement exists – we also hear reports on the gender pay gap and the bias against women who take a career break, as opposed to men who do the same. For these and so many other reasons, the downsides of being female have been well documented, so writer Caitlin Moran asked a different question.

The replies may surprise even some men. We think these 19 are very much worth reading and they represent some key recurring themes.

Having to maintain a tough image cropped up a lot.

Physical problems were an issue.

Some felt an inequality of expectation.