When children have unequal rights in their homes, they project the same divided culture in the outside world.
It is the 21st century and generally speaking we’ve never lived better. However, in many parts of this world, gender differences are still on exactly the same level as they were in the Middle Ages.
- How can we fight that?
- How can we promote gender equality in our society?
- How can you have it in your home?
Children are great learners and the best way to teach them is by example. Instead of preaching, parents should make a statement of gender equality by doing that. Actually, it’s very easy. All you have to do is exclude male or female defined responsibilities in your family. The father can do the dishes and clean, and the mother can be the family’s first car driver or budgeting planer. Moms and dads must act equally in front of their children and never show doubt or animosity in their actions.
A very important part of securing gender equality is the way you raise your children. Even when they are very young, parents should treat children equally in every possible way.
You can try to raise children without the usual distinctive borders of boy’s and girl’s interests. Dolls and cars should be presented equally during their playtime. Super heroes, Barbie, princess’s castles, swords and sports equipment, all must be in their presence regardless of being boys or girls.
At the end, we must understand the real nature of gender equality and the necessity of that. When children have unequal rights in their homes, they project the same divided culture in the outside world. In situations like that, it is very hard to battle racism, nationalism, poverty, and social injustice or to create non-violent societies based on respect and understanding.
One man or women can’t change the world, but they can do a lot for that world by changing the rules in their own home.
Originally posted on BestWayWorld. Reprinted with permission.
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