What we have done so far for in uplifting our daughters i.e. focus on their education to make them career-oriented and financially independent is absolutely right and needed to be done.
But, what we forgot in our quest to uplift our daughters is to change the mindset of our sons. Without that change, our sons would still perceive our independent daughters as educated cooks or maids.
It is heartbreaking to see how for every woman who is taught that she can be more than just a housekeeper and cook, there is a man who believes that household chores are only woman’s jobs.
By raising your daughters to believe in themselves and in their dreams and giving them the freedom to make their own choices, you are doing only half the work.
If you don’t teach your son how to do laundry, cook basic meals or do domestic chores, you are raising an entitled son. He would always expect his wife to cater to his needs. And your daughter could end up marrying one of these entitled men.
But what’s worse is when some of our independent daughters become a victim of domestic abuse. All because they do not live up to the expectations of the entitled man she married.