According to one poll I saw on here, 39% of guys think that getting hit in the balls hurts worse than giving birth. I can't believe that this is even a common belief.
It clearly comes from men who have never seen birth. I know men who have witnessed childbirth, and oftentimes when they hear guys spewing the "getting hit in the balls is worse" BS, they'll respond saying something along the lines of, "take the worst time you've ever been hit in the balls & multiply it by 10,000. that's how much more giving birth hurts." That's because they've seen it.
Occasionally I'll argue with men who will say that "childbirth is not like the movies." I respond saying, "That's right. It's worse than the movies." Studies show that most women report childbirth being more painful than they expected. If they're not screaming, most of the time it's because they're in too much pain to do so.
The above image is unscientific bullshit because there is no "del" unit of pain. I find it very insulting that men are trying to take away from the accomplishment & sacrifice that women endure by giving birth giving birth.
I have a few questions for men who think that getting kicked in the balls hurts worse than childbirth:
Does the worst of the pain of getting hit in the balls last 16+ hours?
Does being hit in the balls cause 90% of men’s genitals to tear open?
Does being hit in the balls leave men sore, cramping, & bleeding from their genitals for weeks afterward?
Does being hit in the balls leave 77% of men with persistent back pain, & half of men with urinary incontinence, ONE YEAR after the incident?
Does being hit in the balls leave 24% of men with painful sex SIXTEEN MONTHS after the incident?
I understand that getting hit in the balls hurts a LOT.
But please stop trying to diminish women's pain by claiming that getting kicked in the balls is worse than childbirth, because it's not.
I recommend that (if you have a loving mother), you go thank her for what she went through to bring you into this world.
I suppose I'll also use this post as an opportunity to debunk the notion that women in the US "have it better than anywhere else in the world":
- More women die in childbirth in the US than Saudi Arabia. https://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/women-dying-childbirth-u-s-saudi-arabia/
- The US is one of the only 2 nations without guaranteed paid maternity leave. https://national.deseretnews.com/article/4450/us-one-of-only-two-nations-without-guaranteed-paid-maternity-leave.html
- Only 12% of Americans have access to paid parental leave. About 25% of women go back to work 10 days after having a baby (read: after having their genitals ripped open in a mess of blood & gore). https://www.techrepublic.com/article/10-things-you-need-to-know-about-maternity-leave-in-the-us/