Editor's note: LZ
Granderson, who writes a weekly column for CNN.com, was named journalist of the
year by the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association and a 2011 Online
Journalism Award finalist for commentary. He is a senior writer and columnist
for ESPN the Magazine and ESPN.com and the 2009 winner of the Gay and Lesbian
Alliance Against Defamation award for online journalism. Follow him on Twitter: @locs_n_laughs.
If this is what boys being
easier to raise than girls looks like, could you imagine how many men would be
in jail if raising girls got any harder? We worry so much about girls getting
hurt -- and justifiably so -- but interestingly enough, the stats show it's our
boys who are more likely to get robbed, attacked or even murdered.
We see girls as fragile orchids and boys as plastic plants. But let's face it:
At the core of this line of thinking isn't safety -- it's sex.