Owens: Boys vs girls

LA Johnson/ NPR

LA Johnson/ NPR

NPR has conducted a #15girlsseries. They begin with the statement. The world’s girls are healthier than ever. They live longer and more of them are going to school than at any time in history. But most of them face discrimination simply because they are girls. The discrimination happens at every point in their lives. The comment “simply because they are girls states that they have a vies of girls being lower than boys already” The stereotypes within this articles defines young girls as throw aways and less than because of popular demands.

According to NPR girls ages 10 to 19, an age range used by the World Bank and other groups to track populations Worldwide, about 600 million girls fall into this age range. Nearly half of them live in just seven countries. Girls are being aborted just based off their gender. NPR noted On average, about 105 boys are born worldwide for every 100 girls. Girls tend to make up for this difference over time because of their greater resilience and resistance to disease. As noted why do girls have to “make up a difference?” and to say they overtime come up because their resistance to diseases than boys is a stereotype society had placed on girls.

n India and China, the birth of a son is cause for celebration. The family has gained a future asset: a child who can earn money for his parents and support them when they are old.


That’s not the case for girls. “It’s more expensive for a family to have girls than boys,” says Charles Kenny, a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development. A boy has greater earning potential in these societies because there is a stigma against women working outside the home.

Within this statement A major stereotype has presented women as lower in their livelihood and what they can produce as women. They man is automatically celebrated as the man of the hour due to this article and statistics because he’s simply a boy. That’s why female babies are being aborted because they are of lesser asset to our society than girls are unfortunately. Girls can be considered bread winners and should be celebrated as well. Stereotypes of the female general has shown that girls are naturally demand because they don’t hold the weight men and boys do.



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