Anyway, in the interest of, um, let's call it equal time, I thought I'd point out why . . . well, look at my title. So without further ado:
1. Women get to live longer than men -- in this country by an average of about 4 years. Although the way things are going with politics, the economy and the Boston Red Sox, this might very well be a mixed blessing.
2. Let's face it, women have the upper hand when it comes to sex. They decide if, when and under what circumstances sex will occur, with their husbands, boyfriends, or anybody else.
3. They get all kinds of praise and admiring looks just for lounging around on a couch, drinking beer and watching football on TV.
4. They get free drinks at bars.
6. In school (and don't argue with me on this, I've done extensive research), four out of five teacher's pets are female.
7. They don't have to learn how to fix cars. They can call AAA without hesitation, embarrassment or fear of humiliation. Ditto for home repairs. The corollary: women can criticize men (for messing up the home repair, for example, or wearing the wrong shirt) while men can only compliment women (for wearing such a beautiful shirt) . . . and then get criticized because the compliments aren't good enough. (No, really, it's gorgeous. It highlights your eyes, makes them sparkle!)
8. Women get to ask directions.
9. Women can go to the doctor without feeling like a wimp.
10. When women fail at work they can blame male chauvinism, the long tradition of male dominance, the glass ceiling, their husbands . . . anything but themselves. Men have no excuses. They can only blame their own dumbass selves.
11. When traveling, women get to pack as many clothes and shoes, as much makeup and other paraphernalia as they want. It's up to the men to carry it all around.
12. Women get to raise the kids, clean the house, hold down a job, handle the family finances, cook the meals, drive everyone around, arrange the family social schedule, all while taking care of their clueless husbands, their elderly mothers, their ne'er-do-well brothers (and brothers-in-law) and nursing anyone in the family or neighborhood who's sick.
You see? You've got it all!