I sat through a baby blessing today of a new baby girl. I am struck by the stark differences between blessings for girls vs boys (not always the case, but more often than not). The major differences I have heard are that baby boys are blessed they will be healthy, get an education, be leaders, serve a mission, serve faithfully in the Church, get married in the Temple, have a family, while young girls are usually blessed that they will be healthy, be faithful in the Church, get married in the Temple and have a family. I heard one today and that was it – four basic items. I am not sure if it should bother me, but it does. I wanted to ask the father why his daughter shouldn’t be a leader or get an education? From my experience, watching women struggle economically when their husbands have died or left them, it is critical that both women and men are leaders and get educations.