Society literally demands some things from us, and we do them even though we know they are scams. We do it so we wouldn't become outcasts while screaming inside - "Common, people, don't make me do this! This is a scam and a lie we all choose to believe in!"
The problem is that even our society doesn't believe in these scams. Still, we are all conditioned to think it's a normal and desired behavior.
Of course, this applies to both sexes, but there is a general feeling that women are under more pressure than men. Let's face it, who is in charge of everything society considers important?
Home, family? Yes, it is up to women to keep everything together, work full time and look gorgeous while doing it (we understand the controversy of this statement, but that's what the commercials say!).
Reddit user going by the name u/jacklsd asked a question: "What is something that's clearly a scam, but women have been conditioned to believe its normal?" The answers quickly started coming in, and the general feeling is that, even though we've progressed so much in the last century, there is still much to do about gender prejudice.
The number of men and women in the world is roughly equal, though men hold a slight lead with 102 men for 100 women (in 2020). More precisely, out of 1,000 people, 504 are men (50.4%) and 496 are women (49.6%).
One of the most common scams women mention is the Big White Wedding. And we guess it sticks because it is a big industry, and the big players are doing their best to keep the hype going.
According to Ibis research, the wedding industry in the US is worth $51.2 billion and had an 11% growth this year.
These posts show that women are under more pressure than men. Maybe that’s because nobody expects much from men?
But it’s funny that, subconsciously, society has such a high opinion about women and expects a great deal from them but treats them poorly at the same time. We should all work together to change that and tear down gender prejudices.