Hi all, The other thread on H wanting a boy after 2 girls made me write this...Correct me if am wrong. I am tired of gender equality statements like, Both boys and girls are equal, my parents raised me like a boy, etc..I too lamented these lines more than often and pushed myself beyond limits just to prove everybody that I am a testimony for the above mentioned statements. My parents are definitely proud of me. Now at present, being a mom of a girl baby I understood how much my life has changed. I ve started being more cautious than ever and I am over protective of her. All that carefree daring attitude of mine has vanished into the thin air. Whenever I browse through the paper or newschannels, the first thing that catches my attention is rape, child abuse, child trafficking and I am not only worried for my child but for every child who suffer in the hands of these monsters. A 10 month old was raped and killed by her own uncle, 6 year old raped and killed by friendly neigbour who is a software engineer, small girls sexually abused by their teacher, acid attacks, newly married women killed for dowry etc. All these victims are somebody's daughter and my heart goes for each of those parents who loved their girls more than anything else. Worst of all, we dont have any tough laws for such heinous crimes!..Ofcourse all this might happen with males as well but the ratio and probability is very less.. Having periods every single month. The pain and discomfort associated with it which every female can relate to.. Last but not the least, the pain related to child birth. Its been more than a year and I am yet to recover completely. I just cant even imagine my cute little muffet experiencing that inexplicable pain..Am crying already.. This is why I dont want to have a girl child once again. And that made me ponder what is wrong in wishing for a boy?