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Would you rather have a son or a daughter?

New / EngTTNT
Dec 4

Title says all. Explain your reasoning!

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  • PayPal 7STAR
    I've heard people say that raising three sons is less work than raising one daughter.
    Dec 417
    • Apple applpark
      Do you have a daughter op?
      Dec 4
    • New / EngTTNT
      OP
      No. But if I had one, I wouldn’t project all my fears into her making her a fragile little glass cannon.
      Dec 4
    • New / EngTTNT
      OP
      You are raising your daughters to be 10 steps behind boys from the get go.

      These are the exact same people that will grow up and blame everything on gender. It’s not men’s fault that parents raise their daughters to be emotional and fragile.
      Dec 4
    • Microsoft Mr 🌏
      If your son doesn't want to have sex, it will not happen.
      If your daughter doesn't want to have sex, it's going to be harassed every single day by some jackass. Especially in school, the social pressure for girls is unbearable. Teaching her to stand for this (in addition to other things) is not easy as teaching your boy just to be nice.
      Dec 4
    • New / EngAussieSWE
      OP, my daughter is the one that can get pregnant. My son is the one that can get a woman pregnant. Those are not treatments or some disconnected way of treating the sexes. I DO worry about who my children sleep with as the outcomes can be life changing.
      Dec 4
    • New / EngTTNT
      OP
      These are all insecurities of yourselves being projected straight into your children :/
      Dec 4
    • Microsoft Mr 🌏
      Ok, you are just in denial now, or you are pretending the obvious is not true.
      There is nothing else we can discuss.
      Dec 4
    • New / EngTTNT
      OP
      Anyway, I don’t have anything else to add here. I just think that it’s sad when parents keep treating their daughters as if they are fragile creatures that can’t handle anything.

      The only reason they are fragile and emotional is because you thought them that this is how girls should be.
      Dec 4
    • New / Design
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      I have 2 daughters they are awesome I would not want to swop them for sons.
      Dec 6
    • Apple applpark
      Nice! How old?
      Dec 6
  • Google Doomsday
    Daughter because she will call me even after she is not a child.
    Dec 44
    • Amazon Msftmgmt
      Aw. I call my parents still and I’m in my 30s. It’s how you raise the kid not the kids gender
      Dec 4
    • Google Doomsday
      I call my parents too, but not as often as my wife. Having seen this pattern almost in every couple I know, I think there might be some correlation.
      Dec 4
    • Yeah this happens
      Dec 4
    • Cisco / Design
      nasdaq

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      Sad but true. I am calling them now!
      Dec 4
  • Bose JustMeHa
    Son so I can play video games and sports. Wife will make girls too girly .
    Dec 41
    • New / EngTTNT
      OP
      It’s funny how girls complain on “why do girls play with pink barbies and boys play with blue heroes”.

      Then they get a daughter and dress her out like a little princess every day 🤦🏻‍♂️
      Dec 4
  • Verizon ShutTheFup
    I’d like to have a gender blender. There’s not just sons and daughters anymore.
    Dec 47
    • New / EngTTNT
      OP
      What more is there?
      Dec 4
    • Google Doomsday
      Even if you believe there are more, why would you wish that for your child ?
      This thread is about what you want.
      Dec 4
    • Cisco / Design
      nasdaq

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      nasdaqmore
      Every human is physically born as a boy or girl.
      Dec 4
    • Verizon ShutTheFup
      No there’s many more now
      Dec 4
    • Verizon ShutTheFup
      It’s a state of mind
      Dec 4
    • Gusto Aaxgrcc
      Intersex is a thing
      Dec 4
    • Verizon ShutTheFup
      It’s a state of penis
      Dec 4
  • Amazon / EngAm A Bot
    I desperately wanted boys when my wife was pregnant with both our kids, and instead we had daughters. What I hadn’t expected was having geeky daughters and it’s the best of both worlds. My 9 yo and I will be programming a robot in python during holiday break—at her request.
    Dec 40
  • New / EngTTNT
    OP
    One of the reasons I posted this is because a close friend of mine recently got his 3rd daughter.

    When I congratulated him over a few glass of whiskey he expressed an extreme disappointment, he is thinking of divorcing his wife because he didn’t have a son. I’m talking about a Scandinavian guy here.

    I obviously told him that he needs to look over his own values but we were a bit drunk at that point.

    How can gender of a child be so significant for some people? I don’t understand.

    Like the poster above said Health > Gender.
    Dec 48
    • Google Doomsday
      Fake news.
      Dec 4
    • Microsoft / Engyuyup
      Buy your friend an Intro To Middle School Biology textbook. Dude needs it.
      Dec 4
    • New / EngTTNT
      OP
      @Doomsday why would I ever post this as fake news? What possible gain would I ever have? 😂😂😂
      Dec 4
    • Google Doomsday
      “Scandinavia “ part to hide his true nationality.

      “Divorce” part to add dramatic effect :p

      If at all chances of divorce will decrease after the birth of daughters given the sense of responsibility a father has. If he does not feel that, why would he care about having a son.
      Dec 4
    • New / EngTTNT
      OP
      It’s to hide MY nationality. I live in the same country as him.

      He doesn’t want responsibility of daughters, he can’t relate to them at all it seems. He wanted a son ever since their first child.
      Dec 4
    • New / EngTTNT
      OP
      But again, what is the gain for me to post this as fake news? Lol.
      Dec 4
    • Google Doomsday
      So I m partially right ;)
      Dec 4
    • New / EngTTNT
      OP
      Haha sure, I guess 😂 if you pick and puzzle random words together.
      Dec 4
  • DocuSign 10charonly
    Health > Gender
    Dec 41
    • New / EngTTNT
      OP
      100%
      Dec 4
  • Slack / Eng
    namelessyo

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    Only 11% of the responds is from women :)
    Dec 41
    • Salesforce isjndjjrix
      We're seeing the intrinsic vote of the prior generation then :(
      Dec 4
  • New RzFr15
    THERE ARE 56 other genders???
    Dec 40
  • New / EngAussieSWE
    Because it’s true
    Dec 40
  • Microsoft FFSake
    After getting both - 3rd kid gender doesn’t matter
    Dec 40

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