Don’t cry like GIRLS! 

Often boys are told this. Just one sentence that has such a heavy and dark meaning to it. Are we are telling our boys that girls are weak? Are we telling are girls that they are not strong enough?

This is such a sexist statement, that girls and boys often grow up listening to. Aren’t we not preparing our generations to become what we ourselves criticize. Telling the boys that they can man handle the girls when they want to. Assuring the girls that they always need someone to protect them.

We don’t realize but many things that we put into the minds of our children leads to changes in the society. It’s all on us how to raise them. Whether we want to nurture them with good practices or we want to lead them to a weak and filthy future.

Somewhere deep down, when we give it a thought, we understand that such statements encourage the bigger problems to come challenge us in future. The dark reality of eve teasing and rapes starts to haunt us starting from the four walls. 

I pledge not to raise my children with such sexist statements to contribute towards what little I can do for the society.

After all, it’s a matter of our children’s future!

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24 thoughts on “Don’t cry like GIRLS!

  1. This is really great post Didi. 🙂

    Even I’m in support of this, I was so afraid of crying earlier when I was little kid. But as soon as I analysed how things work, that it is ok to cry when you want to. Recently, The Kite Runner made me cry a lot. And that’s perfectly ok. It tells me that I have a heart inside me. 🙂

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  2. So True – So True.

    We don’t realize but many things that we put into the minds of our children leads to changes in the society. It’s all on us how to raise them. Whether we want to nurture them with good practices or we want to lead them to a weak and filthy future.

    So True.

    But humanity still carries on the century old tradition, we seem to live life copying the old , never challenging it, and frankly on AUTO Pilot. Autopilot not think the consequences of today on tomorrow. Just follow what your parents did. Luckily, I have a mum who is so not like that,nor was her dad. Born in the 1940 she has a degree – but she did have to get married early and then it was all lost, but dad was great and she even made him excel in her forward thinking. Even after dad past away 23 year ago she carried on working then moved to do volunteer work. She only worked in shops whilst dad was alive so she could take care of us. She learnt MS Word from me, she learnt to drive, and now after two heart attacks and pace maker she has learnt how to do data entry into an accounts package called sage. I am so lucky. But – i see in my peers they follow the traditions of their may be not so educated parents and – it is the same ole lazyness which is so sad.

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    1. First of all I must say that you are so lucky to have her… How inspiring she could be… just wow… pay my regards to her… and yes, coming back to the autopilot, you are so right about that… its like we follow whats set without questioning.. its the laziness of the mind that refuses to think and takes us towards the dangers in the society

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  3. We can’t stop anyone’s emotions, cry, laugh etc are forms of emotions and when we are equal then why not to share these emotions. Crying is healthy. 😀
    Also when you’re sad just give a try and CRY!! 🙂

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  4. we are unnecessarily feeding some wrong images into the minds of kids. And it being at this young age, they readily absorbs all those words they hear. And it is the parents mistake as they are creating the wrong impression in their kids..

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