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Boys, Boys, Boys

By Glinda

As you may already know, last week Gallup published the results of this survey, which showed that if Americans were to only have one child, 40% would prefer a boy.  28% preferred a girl, and 26% stated that it didn’t matter.

So while not quite a majority, still quite a big differential going on there.

Is it the whole “girls can get pregnant” thing?  Would people rather be the parent of the impregnator rather than the impregnatee?

Is it a financial thing, where people seem to think boys are cheaper to raise? 

Perhaps they are concerned about passing on the family name.

Or is it a flat-out gender bias?

What do you think?

And just a side note, the two lads featured up there in the picture come courtesy of Marie Osmond. 

I think they will haunt my dreams.  And I didn’t want to be the only person having nightmares, so I had to share.

You’re welcome.

4 Responses to “Boys, Boys, Boys”

  1. marvel Says:

    Eh, can’t get too excited. The difference in preference is driven primarily by young men (when you break the survey results out by gender, women split equally on preference for boys/girls, and the difference in preference disappears in older age groups as well). I think there’s something very primal about wanting a child like _you_, and it makes sense to me that a young male would feel more comfortable imagining raising another young male. The survery doesn’t address any critical questions, like, if you prefer a baby boy, but your wife/girlfriend/baby mommy is pregnant with a baby girl, would you accept her?

  2. marvel Says:

    P.S. That picture is horribly disturbing. There’s something disproportionate about the facial features/expressions but I can’t quite figure out what.

  3. Awesome Mom Says:

    ooooooowwww! My eyes!!!!!!!

    I like my boys but I did want a girl first, instead I am getting her last but I am glad to have her. I think there is something to having a desire for a child that is like you.

  4. Glinda Says:

    @Awesome Mom- Hon, are you pregnant!?

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