Those aren't privileges, you fucking idiot. Those are all just counteracting discrimination that women used to face, and still face. Those things are all in place in an ATTEMPT to make things a little more even and fair for us.
I cannot even wrap my mind around how out of touch you are with the real world so I won't be continuing this conversation. Have fun living in your own little world where women get allllll the glory.
LOL okay. It's IMPOSSIBLE for a woman to be single and lonely, huh? Good to know. Oh and thanks for teaching me about my "invisible benefits". I had no idea it was so easy to be a woman. I guess I've just imagined all of the street harassment I get on a daily basis, sexual harassment I have to tolerate at work, laws that restrict my access to reproductive health care, being paid less than men for doing the same work as me, having agonizing menstrual cramps every single month that prevent me from working or going to school, etc. etc. etc. Nope, being a woman is a total cakewalk!
Seriously. This post is so nasty. Like there aren't enough women on here who are struggling with self-esteem issues. God forbid a woman who has acne AND is overweight happens to read this garbage...yeah, that's really gonna brighten her day.
Trust me, as a woman, you guys have no idea what you're talking about. There are just as many shallow men out there as they are shallow women. Saying "all women are picky and only like men who are physically attractive in every way" is not only absurd but offensive. Grow up and quit feeling so damn sorry for yourselves. The only thing that might make acne slightly more tolerable for women is the fact that it's more socially acceptable for us to cover it with makeup...but in the end most makeup only makes acne worse, so even that isn't an advantage.
I second all of this. As much as I don't want to let my acne control my life and keep me from my responsibilities (and fun stuff as well), sometimes the anxiety that comes with facing the world is more than I can bear. Taking a mental health day can be just as important as taking a "real" sick day.
I know exactly how you feel. I started avoiding my last boyfriend because my acne came back after being gone for almost a year. I had told him about my skin problems before, and I knew he loved me and wouldn't leave me over something like that, but I was still just so devastated and embarrassed about my skin getting bad again. I convinced myself that I looked so repulsive that my boyfriend couldn't possibly be attracted to me anymore. I got so depressed and anxious that I wouldn't let my boyfriend or friends come over, and I wouldn't leave the house unless I had to go to work or school. My boyfriend and I broke up a few weeks ago because he couldn't understand why I didn't want him around. I couldn't explain to him how disgusting I feel, how I don't want anyone to look at me, much less touch me or kiss me.
I know how hard it is to have confidence and feel attractive when you have acne. Even when my skin was clear, I didn't feel confident. Years and years of acne have permanently damaged my ability to feel good about my appearance. At the end of the day though, I know I'm my own worst critic, and I'm sure you are too. Trust me, NO ONE on this earth cares about the fact that you have acne as much as you do. I bet you would be shocked to know how many people still think you're beautiful.
Try to keep your head up. I say that as someone who is struggling to do the same. Just trying get through each day hoping that my skin will be a little better tomorrow.
I've had acne for over half my life now, about 17 years. Like *DarkHeart* said, it bothers me more with every passing year. I hate being almost 30 and still having bad skin. I've begun to lose hope that it will ever go away for good. If I'm going to be stuck with acne forever, I know I have to get over it and not let it ruin my life, but it's easier said than done. I cry about it almost every day. :/