ARE THE BOYS AT FAULT?

WHENEVER A TOPIC ON GENDER OR DISCRIMINATION ARISES, ALL THE ARROWS GET POINTED TOWARDS THE BOYS. THEY ARE CRITISIZED, QUESTIONED AND GET A LOT OF HATE.

I BEING A GIRL , HAVE BEEN BROUGHT UP IN A FAMILY WHEREIN MY BROTHERS AND I ARE PUT AT AN EQUAL LEVEL, WE GET THE SAME OPPORTUNITIES, WE GET THE SAME STATUS. BUT IN SOME FAMILIES, THE SCENE IS ABSOLUTELY DIFFERENT. THE FAMILIES CREATE THE DIVIDE ALL BY THEMSELVES, BRING UP THEIR SONS AND DAUGHTERS IN AN ENVIRONMENT OF INEQUALITY AND GAP. THEN HOW CAN WE PUT THE WHOLE BLAME ON THE BOYS?

TO BOYS, THIS DID NOT COME NATURALLY. THEY WERE MADE TO LEARN THIS. THEY WERE MADE TO CONSIDER THEMSELVES AS SUPERIOR. THEN HOW CAN WE BLAME THE BOYS?

THE FAMILIES WHO RAISE CHILDREN WHO BELIEVE IN INEQUALITY ARE AT FAULT. THE MOTHERS WHO MAKE THEIR DAUGHTERS BELIEVE THAT THEY ARE INFERIOR ARE AT FAULT. THE FATHERS WHO CONSIDER THEIR DAUGHTERS TO BE A BURDEN ARE AT FAULT. THE PARENTS WHO CONSIDER THEIR BOYS TO BE AN ASSET AND GIRLS TO BE A LIABILITY ARE AT FAULT.

WE DO WHAT WE ARE TAUGHT. WE BELIEVE IN WHAT WE ARE TOLD. WE ACCEPT WHAT WE SEE.

THOSE WHO HAVE SUCH MENTALITY WONT BE ABLE TO CHANGE IT INSTANTLY. BUT FOR US ; WHO CAN UNDERSTAND THE ILL-EFFECTS OF THE DIFFERENCE/ DISCRIMINATION ; CAN MAKE OUR YOUNGER GENERATION UNDERSTAND THIS.

LET US STOP THE BLAME GAME AND LOOK FORWARD TO CREATE A WORLD WHERE THERE WOULD NOT BE SENTENCES LIKE ‘GIRL CHILD IS A BUDEN’, ‘ ARE YOU A GIRL? IF NOT, THEN WHY ARE YOU CRYING’ , ‘BOYS ARE SUPERIOR’ AND ‘ YOUR ARE THE MAN/ WOMEN OF THE FAMILY.

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