The life of a woman in today's world is hard to describe. Our society, at least for the most part, no longer promotes a single image of how one should look or behave.

The classic cocktail of femininity, modesty, discretion, virtue, and graciousness has become a relic of a bygone era, an out-of-place artifact in contemporary culture.

But there's an Instagram account that manages to sum it up quite well. At least 1.7 million people who follow it think so. It's called "Female's Problems" and just like the name suggests, it shares memes about the everyday struggles of a modern woman.

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#1

Read The Whole Thing. My Heart Just Can’t 😭😻🦋🦋

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Hseed
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3 months ago

Wow that's a nice story!!

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#2

😂😂😂

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Stephanie Did It
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3 months ago

Touche!

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Looking at these memes, it's clear that our society hasn't achieved gender equality quite yet. But that doesn't mean the situation is hopeless.

Chilean writer Isabel Allende, whose novels are often based upon her personal experience and historical events and pay homage to the lives of women, thinks that we're certainly progressing.

"I have lived enough to see great changes in the situation of women," Allende told The New York Times in an interview. "Little by little, women are chipping away the patriarchy. The fact we have not been able to replace it yet doesn't mean we have failed; it means that the job is monumental. But it's not impossible."

"I believe it will happen, but not in my lifetime, and it will happen only if women are educated, informed, connected and active. It takes very little for us to lose the rights we have obtained. Best recent example: the Taliban. In a few days, women and girls lost all their rights in Afghanistan, and the most awful form of patriarchy took over the country. We have to be vigilant: Given the wrong circumstances, it can happen anywhere."

#3

If Your Man Can’t Handle Your Period Then Drop Him. It’s Natural! @periodugh

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Munchkin
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3 months ago

he is a keeper i will go to your house and pester you every waking moment unless you are already married to him

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#4

Same Girl Same

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LuckyL
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3 months ago

YES!!!! Mine too - the second of course.

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Delboy
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3 months ago

I'm sure most men are actually disgusted more with rape than periods...

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We can even verify this quantitatively. Since 2006, the Global Gender Gap Index has been measuring the extent of gender-based gaps among four key dimensions: economic participation and opportunity, educational attainment, health and survival, and political empowerment. Tracking the progress towards closing these gaps over time, it reports benchmarks and provides country rankings that allow for effective comparisons across and within regional peers. According to its 2020 findings, there is still a 31.4% average gender gap that remains to be closed globally.

Across the four characteristics, on average, the largest gender disparity lies within political empowerment. Despite being the most improved dimension that year, the gap on this subindex has only been closed by 25%, meaning there are still not enough women occupying seats in government across the world.

#6

Explain Yourself

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Brendan Roberts
Community Member
3 months ago

I sometimes wonder why we are so attracted to boobs. I mean, they look no better than any other part of a woman's body. Why aren't I turned on by elbows?

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#7

Spell Your Crushes Name Letter By Letter For A Shoutout 🥶😍😭😅

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lenka
Community Member
3 months ago

Bahaha. I love his wife.

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#8

Ironic

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Allen Lavine
Community Member
3 months ago

That's the worst especially when it won't come out

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However, it's important to note that the political empowerment subindex fails to measure the legal rights of women and girls in comparison to those of men, which plays a significant role in determining the extent to which a society is equal.

"Although progress [has been] made in advancing women’s rights, it has been slow and inconsistent, and many sex-discriminatory laws remain entrenched,” Romina Canessa, a human rights lawyer at Equality Now, told Global Citizen. “When governments deny women and girls the same rights as men and boys, this legitimizes discrimination and abuse, and means they have no formal recourse if their rights are violated.”

#9

What’s The Worst Symptom ?

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Munchkin
Community Member
3 months ago

bless this person

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#10

Facts Af

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IzzieM
Community Member
3 months ago

This is true! I apply this to my fur-children too. It was my choice to have them.

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#11

@femalesproblems & @emotionsquote.s Are The Biggest Female Communities On Ig 💕

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River Webb
Community Member
3 months ago

and those pillows now also have knives tied to them

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#12

Spell Your Crushes Name Letter By Letter For A Shoutout 😻🙏

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foxking
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

nice

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The economic and labor market gender gap has been closed by 58%. This is due to the fact that, on average, only 55% of women are participating in the global workforce, and their presence in higher-yielding positions is even lower.

Plus, this disparity is exacerbated by the global wage gap, which affects women across all industries and backgrounds, and has remained relatively stagnant throughout the last five years or so. These components highlight the challenges women face to escape poverty and become financially and economically independent. 

#13

Ladies Is This True Haha

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Vera
Community Member
3 months ago

"Count"?? Are we gathering points to be worthy for the other sex??

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#14

If You’re Not Following @thetinderblog You’re Seriously Missing Out. Shoot Them A Follow For More Hilarious Memes. @thetinderblog

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foxking
Community Member
3 months ago

lol. good job

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#15

This Is So Sweet 🥺❤️ Has Something Like This Ever Happened To You?

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Mattewis88
Community Member
3 months ago

Genuinely curious as to why a Trigger warning is necessary on a period post...

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#16

Take Notes Ladies 💅🏼

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Speedgoat
Community Member
3 months ago

I absolutely understand you, Sir Upgrade.

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At least 35 of the 153 surveyed countries have closed the education gender gap by 96.1%. However, this number varies across education levels.

Globally, girls are less likely to receive an education due to gender-based discrimination, child marriage, and the burden of fulfilling domestic chores, all of which prevent young girls and teens from attending school. 

While more young girls and women are attending primary and secondary school, less than half are going on to attend college.

#17

Thoughts On This Husband ?

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Brendan Roberts
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Embarrassed about nature? What is wrong with these people?

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#18

Follow @thetinderblog For The Funniest Memes On Insta. @thetinderblog @thetinderblog

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Vera
Community Member
3 months ago

You deserve to feel loved <3

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#19

Thoughts ?

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K Witmer
Community Member
3 months ago

I tell my husband I watch them to learn the signs if he's thinking of murdering me bc he thinks I watch to learn how to murder him wo being caught. Lol. When I reality I really like the narrators voices

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Pungent Sauce
Community Member
3 months ago

Upvoted.

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Although the global gender gap for health care and survival has been closed by 95.7%, millions of women worldwide still do not have equal access to health care, especially reproductive health care.

Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, vice-president for development at the Brennan Center for Justice, thinks that period poverty and menstrual stigma play significant roles in holding society back from achieving gender equality, noting that these barriers can also hold them back from participating in politics, the workforce, and education.

#21

4 More Cycles This Year Ladies.

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River Webb
Community Member
3 months ago

sh*tting

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#22

She Is A Queen

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Hseed
Community Member
3 months ago

Mic drop

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#23

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Munchkin
Community Member
3 months ago

Brava!!!!!!

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“If menstruation inhibits anybody from any one of those things, it inhibits them from all four, which places it squarely in the heart of what it means to achieve full gender equality,” she explained. “If we don’t have policies in place to ensure a safe and open, and accurate discussion around menstruation, treatment of menstruation, in all of these ways, we are leaving off the table a considerable component.” 

In order to achieve gender equality and make all of these pictures a thing of the past, countries across the globe must increase the number of women in government, ensure education is accessible to all women and girls, create free or affordable child care so that more women can participate in the labor market, and provide access to safe reproductive health care.

#24

This Is So Sad But True 🥺
follow My Backup @periodugh

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Hseed
Community Member
3 months ago

It's really sad most of them are related to safety. It's a s++tty world we are living in.

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#25

She’s A Queen

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Kris
Community Member
3 months ago

Clever girl

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#26

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Jovita A
Community Member
3 months ago

And this summed up the story of my divorce... 🤦‍♀️

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#27

Any Guys Ever Ask You This?
follow My Backup @periodugh

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Ritchat
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Just answer: No, but have you ever been kicked in the balls several times a day for a whole week every single month since you were 11?

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#28

Yes Yes

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foxking
Community Member
3 months ago

i do this when i am stressed over something. :)

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#29

100% Agree

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foxking
Community Member
3 months ago

same. my family has a lot of games, and we like to play them late then go to bed. its fun. :)

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#30

Female Problem

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Ozacoter
Community Member
3 months ago

I have this so often! Endometriosis causes both bad cramps and bad bowels pain and somethings the first lrads to the second. I am always like "did I eat something bad?", "is it my period?"

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#31

Thoughts On This ?

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Otter
Community Member
3 months ago

I have done this alone many times. Yes, I'm female.

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#32

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Logan Shinall
Community Member
3 months ago

Been there recently. My ex showed me almost no affection like that unless I asked for it, and then she would make fun of me for asking for cuddles. My girlfriend does stuff like that without me asking and I legit have to hold back tears most of the time cos it makes me feel so loved. Good tears, for sure

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Adam C
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3 months ago

the cat is hilarious

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#34

Ladies What’re Your Thoughts On 3-In-1 Shampoo ? 😂🥲

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Nathaniel
Community Member
3 months ago

Quick question. What is wrong with 3-in-1 shampoo?

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#35

Same Tbh

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Kris
Community Member
3 months ago

Im 33 and I still feel like that :P

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#36

@femalesproblems & @emotionsquote.s Are The Biggest Female Communities On Ig 💕

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Munchkin
Community Member
3 months ago

satans sacrificial waterfall.... BAHAHAHAHA

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#37

Follow @arouses For Freaky Memes And Vids 😻👅💦

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Speedgoat
Community Member
3 months ago

Can I get a heck yeah?

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#38

@femalesproblems & @emotionsquote.s Are The Biggest Female Communities On Ig 💕

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bushmeat
Community Member
3 months ago

Wait till you get menopause. It gets worse.

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#39

If You’re Not Following @thetinderblog You’re Seriously Missing Out. Shoot Them A Follow For More Hilarious Memes. @thetinderblog

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River Webb
Community Member
3 months ago

talk about priorities, smh

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Jayne Kyra
Community Member
3 months ago

I have yet, in 33 years of my life, find jeans that fit my height. Even when I lost weight I could not find a pair that fit. Not to mention the lack of pockets...

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#41

😭😭 @femalesproblems @emotionsquote.s

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Munchkin
Community Member
3 months ago

it makes my blood boil that they put apostrophes in period because I AM SATAN AND I WILL FORCE A PERIOD INTO YOU SEE HOW YOU LIKE THAT

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Munchkin
Community Member
3 months ago

i HATE this type of person but the annoying bit is that i can't say anything because i am this petty and my future husband will hate me

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#43

How @femalesproblems & @colespruose Doing Makeup 😭

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The swede.
Community Member
3 months ago

Looool, that is so god damn true and I wanna know why on earth we do that 😂😂

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#44

Dm To 10 Friends For A Shout-Out!

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River Webb
Community Member
3 months ago

damn, bunnies are always so judgmental

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#45

🎉 Periodt

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Monday
Community Member
3 months ago

Eh day 2 is okay for me, it's day -1 that the issue. That's when I'm angry all the time for no reason and then when I realize I have no reason to be angry I'm angry about the fact that I'm angry.

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#46

I Used To Think It Wasn’t Natural
follow @femalesproblems For More 💕

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Jayne Kyra
Community Member
3 months ago

This! Ruined quite a few undies for me.

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#47

What Are Your Thoughts

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Iris
Community Member
3 months ago

I like the general thought but damn 'provocatively' is such a wrong word in this context. We don't wear clothes to provoke, we wear them because we feel good in them, we wear them for ourselves!

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#48

Tag Your Girls Lol

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foxking
Community Member
3 months ago

hahaha. at my school, we aren't as expressive as "NOOO HOMOOO BROO" but i have seen it happen. its sad too bc it shows boys dont want to be gay, even if they are. :(

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#49

Who Else?

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Elin Noller
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3 months ago

Breath in deep enough it will pop and stop hurting.

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#50

W For This Legend

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Nota Robot
Community Member
3 months ago

Because a classy person would have used a soufflé?

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