There was a social experiment where there was an overweight man and an overweight woman both dressed really nicely. People were more likely to assume the man was in a high up management position than the woman.
Men are typically more forgiven for being chubbier- they are thought to be teddy bears. Men have a broader spectrum of acceptable physical appearance and are more accepted being heavier than a woman.
Men don't have to worry about whatever they are wearing being considered slutty.
Not even based off of media women have certain expectations that men just don't have- makeup, hair, etc. We are judged a lot more closely than a man is.
I am in no way saying that men have it easy because they do not, and they have their own set of standards that they are subjected to, but in terms of who faces the most pressure, women do.
Women get it from the media, from other females that they know, females that they don't know, men, job stress, and social norms.
I think it's about the same, but it always depends on what sort of situation you're in in life. Some guys have it tougher than some girls, some girls have it tougher than some guys. I think in countries like Canada and the US and most European countries, it's about the same for both sexes, while in countries like Middle Eastern countries women definitely have it way tougher cause of sh*tty laws and crappy government systems and, to be frank, just f***ed up places in general.
Bottom line women get to say and do whatever stupid sh*t pops into their heads at any given moment and they get a free pass because they're women. If men acted the way the average woman does, they'd be fired and ostracized from their group of friends.
I'd say... hmm probably guys overall, but girls have it hard in other ways.
Still, overall I'd say guys. Women don't have to dress to impress at all. Hell, guys like me LOVE girls who are "Plain" in dress (tomboyish or whatnot). It's appealing they are more down to earth and comfortable than seeking attention.
We're separate but equal. Women have more pressure to look good (not to say guys don't experience this, but it's much more intense for women), while guys have more pressure to be successful. Each gender faces its own specific challenges.
But women have to push 7+ pound living things out of their snatches, so I think we win this argument by default.
Most of the difficulties women face are superficial. The sh*t about appearance is conquerable - but I'm arrogant enough to be all, "f*** you, I'm gonna eat what I want". The other is biology - mother nature kinda screwed us over with menstruation, child birth and such.
Men on the other hand have intense social pressure. I am an introvert and rather antisocial, so maybe I think men have it harder because the thought of having to do what society tells them is 'manly' would make me rock in a corner with a knife in hand. Approaching women! Argh! I couldn't handle that kind of pressure. Also, the insistence to be 'manly' without knowing what it even means. Being the provided, but accepting the new female role in the workforce/home life. Dealing with women and their emotional instability and inability to say what they actually mean.
I'm sorry ladies, but men have it harder. I do not envy your gender (but for the ability to pee standing up).
(hardest to easiest)
good looking guys
good looking girls
simple as that.
guys have it harder from birth until college
then when you join the real world, girls have it harder