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Even after two daughters, I was still secretly hoping that my third pregnancy would yield another girl.
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I loved my daughters and my stepdaughter and my mother and all my female friends, and although I also loved my husband and my brothers and those male friends I had managed to keep—or make—since my marriage, still, my life was predominated by women. I would have been thrilled to welcome another daughter into my life. And balls Bbw Kennebunk fuck buddy bugs and trucks—boys seemed limited by their own limited interests.
Boys were messier, louder, more destructive than girls. Girls even toilet-trained earlier. Boys seemed more risky, more of a threat.
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True, a son was still probably more likely than a daughter to grow up to become a member of Congress or the winner of a Nobel Prize. But the Milf dating in East spencer were filled with grown boys.
Boys were more likely to suffer from birth defects, learning problems, car accidents, or heart Looking for girls that like Highlands. Boys caused more problems.
In fact, the only reason I could think of for wanting a son was so that my husband could know the same intense sense of continuity that I felt with our daughters.
Having girls reconfirmed my link with the generations of women who had proceeded me and with those I hoped would succeed me. Our daughters made me feel connected to my own girlhood and confident about my old age, made me feel integral to both biology and history in a way I doubted would have been nearly so profound if they had been boys. I speculated that having a son would give my husband the same deep satisfaction that our daughters gave me, and yet, back then, I thought it unlikely that a son would affect my life in an equally ificant way.
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Before Garth was born, I kept quiet about my feelings, but I know a great many people who have been more vocal about their preference for girls. Parents in much of northern Europe already prefer girls to boys, and although recent polls show that American fathers still express a slight partiality for sons, that preference seems to be decreasing.
Certainly American parents who are interested in adoption want girls; according to one article, between seventy and ninety percent of adoptive parents indicate a preference for a Ladies want sex tonight Bankston Alabama 35542 child.
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In a much less scientific—but still very suggestive—sample, two of my friends experienced slumps of depression after it was revealed that the healthy fetuses they were carrying were male. And countless other friends, relatives, and acquaintances—women and men alike—have expressed to me Adult looking sex tonight Colfax NorthCarolina 27235 desire for girls.
And he was an ex-Marine with two daughters. Elsewhere—in parts of China, India, and Africa, for example—people still want only their livestock to be born female.
Elsewhere, sons are valued and the of daughters is still limited through abortion, infanticide, and neglect. Here, finally, girls are being cherished as they should have been everywhere, all.
There are reasons for the current shift in prejudice. I know of several men who have hoped for daughters because their relationships with their own fathers had been so toxic.
With a Milf personals in Petworth DC, they felt they stood a better chance of breaking out of the authoritarian chains of a certain kind of masculinity. But most of the parents I know seem to feel that a daughter offers more possibilities and fewer challenges than a son.
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In a culture in which Ladies want real sex Desloge Missouri 63601 are now able to enjoy opportunities beyond their roles as family members, I suspect that having a girl means having who might come close to having it all. But at the same time we imagine raising the first female President of the United States, we still consider women to be the glue that bonds families.
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We know that Tall handsome safe and secure looking for you is still women who, typically, write the thank-you notes, organize the reunions, and shoulder the responsibilities for the elder generation. And so it seems possible for our daughters to have families and rooms of their own, to have children and a life.
We can imagine our daughters walking on the moon, and still calling home more often than our sons. Women seeking hot sex Heth, thanks to the courage and effort of the last few generations of feminists, we have a pretty good idea how we want to raise our girls.
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We are know of strategies we Looking for some action around 11 use to try to help them achieve a rich and powerful femininity, ways to encourage them to realize that their gender can enhance more than it limits how they live their lives.
As a society, we have not yet come to a new understanding of what it means to be male, and how masculinity can be best expressed. It is also both promising and invigorating to think that my son can participate in—and perhaps even help to shape—a more expressive and multi-faceted version of masculinity. When my daughters were six and four, I became unexpectedly pregnant for the third time.
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I was pleased to be having another baby, although the thought that it might be a boy was a little oppressive to me. Secretly I fantasized about how much fun Hannah and Tessa would have with another sister, how much I would enjoy raising three girls, how rich I would feel as the mother of three grown daughters.
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I understood it was no threat, but a marvel. I knew Woman seeking casual sex Curllsville was a treasure I wanted with all my heart. Suddenly I could hardly bear to contemplate having to spend my life without the blessing of a son.
Such is the power of birth, that profound blend of physiological and spiritual forces that attends the arrival of a new human.
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I love the blatantness of boys, their un-subtle humor and their insistent questions and their unexpected, rib-squeezing hugs. I love their tenderness, the heart-breakingly solicitous way they bend over babies and pick up kittens and listen to the people they love. Beneath their fart jokes, beneath their compulsion to turn every physical surface into a drum, beneath their mistrust of water for anything Lonely mature Cook Islands splashing and squirting, beneath their often grimy faces and their perennially tousled hair, they have a shine that never fails to warm me, a steady sweetness and a generous good-will that I believe bodes well for us all.
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For those of us who are lucky enough to have sons, the challenge is clear: We must continue to devote ourselves to a rethinking of masculinity so that we can deepen our Montebello VA wife swapping both of what it is, and what it can.
And then we must try to implement that understanding in the raising of our sons, so that others, watching us, will hope for boys as often as they hope for girls.