Sorry, but some of these other posts have just made me really wonder about the standards or rather double standards that we as parents fight in today's society. The "little girls needs her mother"? To me this implies that 'mother is best'. If we say that should we say 'little boys need their fathers"?
Personally I resent either one. I can raise my boys just as well if not better than their fathers can. I know quite a few fathers who provide better quality care for their daughters than their mothers ever could. I am by no means a liberal, but what's black is black and what's white is white. It doesn't matter if you squireted out the child or squirted something in, the quality of parenting is not based on gender.