When you hear people talk about wanting to have kids, or you hear people commenting to someone who just found out they’re having a kid, you often immediately hear the question “Do you want a boy or girl?” Some people don’t care either way, as long as the baby is healthy. A lot of people, on the other hand, hope they have a boy because “Boys are so much easier!” WHY??!
If it were proven that boys potty train better, get along with other children better, and are better listeners than girls, I’d be all on board with this reasoning! Ummm, that ain’t the case though!
Let’s be honest, most people with this argument just don’t want to have to deal with any issues surrounding sex and raising a little girl. Let’s take that honesty a step further, and say that what men are taught about sex, is completely different than what women are taught about sex.
Here’s what makes raising boys “easier” than raising girls…
#1.) Girls have to be taught how to cover up the bodies that they will grow into, and simultaneously be taught how important the way that body looks is.
You better not be to big, too curvy, too flat, too wrinkly, or too lumpy. Don’t do anything to scar up that skin, but don’t show too much of that skin off. If you wear clothes that show off the curves you have, boys will put their hands on you anyway they so choose, and that will be YOUR fault. If you don’t want someone touching you, don’t let yourself be seen. It’s not reasonable that you should be able to stand up for yourself and verbally let someone know if they can touch you or not, let alone being taught how to physically stand up for yourself. Besides, boys can’t be taught to control urges like girls can.
#2.) Boys can have sex with as many people (really just girls, because people aren’t comfortable with them sleeping with boys yet either, but that’s for another post…) as they want and it won’t affect how they are viewed by others.
The thing that’s flawed with this, is that these boys have to have girls to sleep with for this to happen, but no one wants for it to be their daughter. Girls have to be taught that sex is meaningful, special, and between two people that really care for each other on top of all the other sex ed stuff. That takes SO much more time!
#3.) Girls have feelings and emotions to deal with.
This one is for you fellas. Why can’t men have feelings too? I admit, women are MUCH more emotional than men. Some of them WAY too much so, but that doesn’t mean boys have to be taught to be a stone wall to offset this. I’ve known too many guys that feel they have to hide their feelings about things around their friends, and can only open up to the girl friends they have. Not fair. I guess it’s just easier to shut that shit down in the beginning, when the boys are young. Teach them all urges relate to something physical, no thinking about it needed. They can handle it, they’ll be men one day!
So I guess the secret’s out! Boys ARE easier to raise than girls because it takes SO much more time with girls.. Ugh. I really need a vomit emoji.