Dear mothers

Bara'atu Nasidi
Posted October 31, 2019 from Nigeria

Growing up in a patriarchal society,a girl child can't help but notice the difference between her and her counterparts.From the simplest of house chores to activities we are different,the girl is expected to cook,clean,wash the dishes while the boy is allowed to lounge in the living room or go out to play with hi friends.

As a girl you are expected to behave well,sit properly and dress modestly while the boys is allowed to act how they deem fit because "boys will always be boys".When will we as mothers teach our boys to act accordingly,to also do domestic chores,to act right,wash,clean and take responsibilities?When will our boys learn to be men?

This is a call to action to all mothers,we are the foundation of our societies,we are their first teachers and role models.Teach your little boy how to be a responsible man and a valuable member of your society.Groom them to be hardworking,humble and upright.Tell them the importance of their actions and choices they make everyday,nurture them to become selfless leaders that will treat everybody equally and fairly regardless of our gender.

Dear mothers,the future is in your hands.

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Tarke Edith
Oct 31
Oct 31

Hi sister
Thanks for sharing this letter of yours to mothers
I agreed with you the earlier we start teaching our male children the better the world will advance .have a nice weekend dear.

Bara'atu Nasidi
Nov 01
Nov 01

Thank you very much

ANJ ANA
Nov 01
Nov 01

Dear Bara'atu
Thank you for your call out. It's so interesting and powerful. Definitely, if every parent teaches their boys to do household chores as life skills and well behaviors and treat women as human, there would not be any exploitation and discrimination against girls and women.
I love your way of sharing and urging all women, keep writing your views, my sister. You are so loud, clear and concise. Well done sister.
best regards,
Anjana

Bara'atu Nasidi
Nov 01
Nov 01

Thank you so much,I have a little boy and I want to see him grow into a strong man who will treat everyone with fairness and respect and I felt I should tell all mothers to do the same.

Anita Shrestha
Nov 01
Nov 01

Dear Sister
Thnak you for sharing

Bara'atu Nasidi
Nov 01
Nov 01

thank you

Hello, dear Bara'atu,

Thank you for this lovely reminder for mothers to train boys on household chores. Yes, I believe it is important that chores are genderless. Truy, education starts at home.

Have a great weekend ahead!

Bara'atu Nasidi
Nov 01
Nov 01

yes,charity does begin at home and something as insignificant as washing dishes can make a boy understand that there is no difference between him and the girls.

Jill Langhus
Nov 01
Nov 01

Hi Bara'atu,

Thanks for sharing your powerful post. I'm hopeful about the future and equality when I read such posts as yours'. When boys and men start to respect us and become more empathetic, true change will occur.

Hope you're doing well and having a good day!

Bara'atu Nasidi
Nov 01
Nov 01

I am doing well,thanks for asking.I am also very hopeful of what the future can become once we teach our little ones the most important things in life.

Jill Langhus
Nov 02
Nov 02

Great to hear, and you're welcome:-)

Hope you're having a great weekend!

Looking forward to seeing more posts from you!

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