Baby Boys are more important than Baby Girls
...... and of course that statement is unacceptable.
I am responding to the question asked by: Vidaloveslife on Hubpages - which is "why are baby boys preferred more than baby girls?"
It is a pity that in some Countries, parents prefer baby boys to baby girls, but it is only in certain parts of the world. Some muslims (not all) have this mentality, some Africans too (but not all) and some parts of Europe. I have had some of my foreign students – who are mothers, discuss about it openly.
Why are boys preferred?
a) They think it’s no use educating a girl because she would have a husband, family and no time to have a profession.
b) A girl would not be able to carry on the family name.
c) Boys will grow up to be providers of the family.
d) In a nutshell – girls are considered useless.
It’s heart wrenching for a woman to carry a baby for 9 months, go through the pain of delivery, only to feel shame that she gave birth to a beautiful girl. Every baby is a gift from God.
In the UK, the medical profession have identified such culture and sometimes do not tell the parents the sex of the child so they do not abort it.
I look around the world today and feel total disgust at how some women are treated – In Saudi Arabia, women are not allowed to drive. In another place – women are not allowed to sing for men to hear (Orthodox Jews) or even sit next to a man unless it’s her hubby.... but surprise surprise women are not banned from cooking food, washing clothes and cleaning the house!!
What message is being passed on to boys who will grow into men and have wives some day?
If you are a parent – be grateful to God or Allah for the miracle of a baby. Some pay £thousands to have fertility treatment and it still doesn’t work.
Every baby is special.
On a personal note, if you are worried a daughter will not amount to anything, whenever you have a coffee break, read:
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