Gagers, why are parents more protective with their daughters than their sons?
What Guys Said 16
Because, as children (and even as adults), females have a tendency to be less assertive and submissive to authorities. In fact, it seems that many women actually are sexually aroused in situations in which they have little control. (This is why things like 50 Shades of Grey are so popular.) So, this means that sometimes a female needs an intervening 3rd party to give advice or help her be more assertive or to protect her.
Boys are usually assertive to begin with.2
Because daughters get pregnant, and are a WAY higher rate to get sexually assaulted. :-D2
Their sons can't get pregnant.2
Girls are more adorable and softer than boys, so parents protect them more. Boys are much rougher and rugged so parents don't protect then that much.1
Their sons can't get pregnant.1
Because their daughters are more vulnerable, both physically and emotionally.1
Beause men can take care of themselves better than women can.1
Because guys are more prone to take advantage of girls, so girls need more protection.3
What Girls Said 13
Maybe because girls can get knocked up and boys can't?
Plus maybe they feel like more people would try to take advantage of girls than they would with boys?1
I've been told because with a son you only have to worry about one swinging dick. With a daughter you have to worry about every swinging dick.1
Not too long ago, I was out with a group of my friends, and it was completely dark. We were on this street when this drunk dude came walking towards us, from distance he looked like a zombie with the way he walked. Yeah.. we got scared and ran the other way, better to be on the safe side lol1
One mistake (even with protection, that can fail too) and the girl not only gets pregnant but she's left alone with the baby. That's typically the reason.1
girls are more "at risk" compared to boys
that's why my parents would never let me out past sunset growing up...1
For those who are pointing out sexual abuse, it happens to both genders are more prevalent of kids.
As for the question, it does correlate with abuse but I think it can be also due to stereotyping mixed with parental love.1
girls suffer more in life and are held to such expections. Parents are more protective because they know how much a girl can suffer and want to prevent that as much as they can1
Thanks for asking this. I needed to know as well because my parents are overprotective of me and I hate it. I'm 27 years old and they are still overprotective of me and I just want to punch them in the mouth sometimes.1
daughters can get pregnant while sons can run away from his baby mama1
Completely untrue. I am more protective of my son than my daughter. My mom was always more protective of her boys than her girls. So this stereotype is not all that true at all.0