Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sick article: Boy hating mothers who want only baby girls

Read it all here: http://www.elle.com/Life-Love/Society-Career-Power/Girl-Crazy-Women-Who-Suffer-from-Gender-Disappointment

I will only say this: when they abort baby girls in China for economic reasons, everyone thinks it's absolutely horrible. When they abort baby boys here in America because mother wants a female companion, it's completely understandable and acceptable. A lengthy article, but here's an excerpt:

What’s behind the modern-day girl fetish? One explanation: Women envision a brighter future for their daughters than they do for their sons. Boys are practically the underdogs these days, having fallen behind girls on nearly every measure of academic achievement, from college attendance to high school graduation rates. According to books such as The War Against Boys and Boys Adrift, they are in danger of becoming, as Christina Hoff Sommers has written, “tomorrow’s second sex.”

“The way society is now—I feel there’s a preference for girls,” says Linda Heithaus, a marine biologist from Hollywood, Florida, who has two sons and is contemplating doing IVF/PGD in the hope of getting a girl. “They can do everything a boy can do, plus you can dress them up. It’s almost like, to fit in, you need to have one.” Girls, in other words, are boys plus. They can play sports and have careers, and you can dress them in pink and take them to tea at the American Girl cafĂ©. What’s not to like?