It is heartbreaking how with every passing day, we encounter shocking headlines about how our daughters are made victims of sex-deprived monsters. The society, where having a boy is seen as a privilege, it is painful how our society blames women and their parents for the abuse and not the abuser.
Shedding light on the same, to-be mother Anushka Sharma penned a powerful note, for parents who think it’s a privilege to have a boy.
Here’s what Anushka wrote on her Instagram, that we felt is a must-read:
“In our society having a male child is seen as a ‘privilege’. Of course, it’s no more privilege than having a girl child but the fact is that this so-called privilege has been viewed incorrectly and with an extremely myopic view.
The only ‘privilege’ is that one has the opportunity to raise a boy in a way that he respects a girl. That’s your DUTY as a parent to society. So, don’t think of it as a PRIVILEGE.
The gender of the child doesn’t make you privileged but it is actually the responsibility you owe to society to raise a boy so well that women feel safe and protected,”
This post came to light with the reference to the horrendous gang-rape that happened in Hathras.
While the whole country is in anger and pain, it is much more important than ever that as a society, we take responsibility for the increasing crimes against women. We need to take the necessary steps to make our daughters feel safe in their own country.