(Riya Saha, intern journalist) : Women have a higher pain threshold than men reveals a study published in the New York Post.
The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) defines pain as an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage.
Pain is subjective. Hence each of us responds differently to it.
Men and women share an equal magnitude of pain,
however, women also share some exclusive ones.
The term women’s pain resembles the pain of routine menstrual cramps or during pregnancy and giving births which is natural. Every woman registers it differently and we aren’t complaining.
In the noise of physical pain, the ( real) pain escapes notice. The pain cannot be gauged.
No matter how humongous it is, it is repressed and feels like a part of the system.
In the larger schemes of life, this pivotal pain is unaccepted.
The psychological pain of inequality or unequal representation among our male counterparts. The term “inequality ” resembles the litany of injustices which entails a woman’s journey which everybody is aware of. Tales of repression of women in a patriarchal society is rife.
But this pain isn’t acknowledged. It is a part of unwritten etiquettes that one has to observe.
Despite all of that, we stand tall hammering home on the concept of equality which is utopian.
Maybe this is why it is said women can handle pain better than men.