Husband Admits He Resents His Wife Because She Hasn't Given Him A Son Yet: "I Have Exactly 4 Daughters"

"I'm thinking of exploring getting someone else pregnant."

By Gina Florio2 min read
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A viral tweet shows the confession of a father who is less than pleased about the fact that he and his wife only have daughters, with no sons in sight yet. Capricorn FM shared a quote from "The Naked Truth," which is presumably a radio segment where they take questions from listeners about issues happening in their personal or family life. A husband and father sent in a question about how upset he is about the fact that his wife hasn't given him any sons yet. Just daughters. It sparked a viral conversation and elicited much backlash.

Husband Admits He Resents His Wife Because She Hasn't Given Him a Son Yet

"My wife can't bear me a son. I have exactly 4 daughters, but I still don't have a son to continue my lineage & blood. I'm thinking of exploring getting someone else pregnant. I'm starting to resent her, what should I do?" the questions reads. The tweets has been viewed more than 11 million times, with thousands of comments and quote tweets. Many of the comments expressed shock at how cavalier this man was about impregnating another woman simply because he doesn't have a son yet.

"It's worth pointing out that perhaps your lineage and blood is not worth continuing," a user responded.

"U have 4 daughters that are carrying your lineage and blood," another person said.

But most of the comments pointed out the fact that the gender of the child is actually determined by the man's sperm, not the woman's egg. The determination of a child's sex is a fascinating biological process that commences right at the moment of conception. Contrary to popular myths, it is indeed the father's sperm that plays a decisive role in establishing the sex of a child. Every human cell contains 23 pairs of chromosomes, totaling 46. Of these, 22 pairs are autosomes, which are identical in both males and females. The 23rd pair, known as the sex chromosomes, differs between the sexes. Females possess two X chromosomes, while males have one X and one Y chromosome.

When it comes to reproduction, each parent contributes half of their chromosomes to the child via their respective reproductive cells. The eggs from the mother always carry an X chromosome, while the sperm from the father can carry either an X or a Y chromosome. Therefore, the combination of these chromosomes determines the sex of the child: XX for a female and XY for a male. Simply put, if the father's sperm carries an X chromosome, the child will be a girl, and if it carries a Y chromosome, the child will be a boy.

It's easy to assume that the chances of having a boy or a girl are exactly even—50/50. However, the actual numbers are slightly skewed due to various biological factors. Research shows that slightly more male babies (about 105 males for every 100 females) are born worldwide. This slight bias toward male births is believed to be nature's way of countering the slightly higher mortality rates observed among male fetuses and infants. But it's important to note that these statistics represent a general trend across large populations and not individual couples' probabilities. For a given couple, the odds of having a boy versus a girl with each pregnancy are essentially equal. Several theories and myths suggest ways to influence the baby's gender, such as specific sexual positions, timing of intercourse, or dietary changes. However, scientific evidence does not support these claims. Apart from certain medical procedures like sperm sorting or Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) used in assisted reproductive technologies, there's no natural method to predetermine a baby's sex. In conclusion, the determination of a child's sex is a genetic lottery controlled by the type of sex chromosome present in the father's sperm at the moment of conception. While there is a slight overall bias toward the birth of males in human populations, the odds for each couple are essentially a toss-up: 50/50.

"Sorry, yet not sorry to say, it's your fault dude," a user responded. "Sperm determines the sex of the baby."

"It's the father's chromosomes that determine the child's sex. Divorce yourself and become a monk," another wrote.

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