In the Present scenario ,parents boss about ,How well they treat their daughter just like their Son! But why can’t a daughter be given her own value? Can’t we nurture a daughter with her own dignity and perseverance.
The very first glance on the title and I might be labelled”old fashioned” by many of you but this is the truth of my life. Prevalent circumstances and environment have suddenly given rise to extra mileage and importance to the girl child. “Meri beti, Mera Abhiman” or “one daughter is equal to 10 sons” , you may have heard these phrases thrown around abundantly.
What catches my frenzy is- why we all are running in a rat race to prove that daughters are equal to sons? Ever heard any parent glorifying their sons achievements by saying “Humne Apne bete ko beti Ki Tarah Pala Hai ” The answer is. ” No” for sure .
Why do we need to make our daughters live out the privileges we think are only for sons? God never discriminated in the work, responsibilities or duties of men and women. It was society that drew the boundary lines among the genders ,in which one gender was supposed to run the stove and the other has to work for its fuel.
For me, I believe in gender neutrality…. if my daughter knows how to mend hem of a dress, my son should also know the same and vice versa. Driving, cooking financial independence, kickboxing dancing, washing clothes will be life skills I would like to teach my son and daughter both, irrespective of what the society has carved for them.
I don’t want my daughter to be my son as she has her own virtues and attributes. For me both of them are part of my body blood and soul and they both have their distinct identities and skills and as a mother my duty is to make them a good human being rather to make anyone a shadow of other one. Kids are your prized possession . So if you are not treating your son as a daughter;do not treat your daughter as a son too!!
Instead develop an environment which is gender neutral, free from bias and doesn’t restrict their dreams aspirations and flight of any of your kid. Let them soar high in the sky!
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