By: Theophilus Izobofolo –
IS EMPOWERING A GIRL CHILD OVER THE BOY CHILD A WISE MOVE?
There is always a desire to see women grow to great exponents: a desire to have women express themselves more strongly and articulate their challenges more vehemently.. We have seen the world bring initiatives to empower women and girls. But the question remains; does these platforms really help to salvage the situation or do they make it even worse? Is empowering a girl child empowering a society? Is it empowering a generation? Or are we lost yet again, in the whimizical emotions of an unsettling world?
THE BOY CHILD MENACE
The issue of the boy child carries, a social, psychological and spiritual dimensions. Socially the conversation about girl child empowerment began in the 80’s. Statics confirmed that there was a need to empower the girl child. The concept was included in the 20 years strategic plan called millennium development goals, which was launched out in 1995 and was to be implemented by 2015.
The objective of girl child empowerment was mainly to mitigate population growth and enhance her rights. In 2005 the concept was enhanced and the feminist movement was born and the philosophical statement “what a man can do a woman can do even better” was born and implemented. A social gender war began in the name of human right and with the aim of clearing a male chauvinist society. By 2015 we could all see what we call a success story and today we are dealing with an idea that was conceived in 1995. We are setting the ground for social war and this will eliminate more people than World War II. God in His wisdom never created a competitor but an able equal helper. A woman was created to complete a man not compete with him. In my next article we will look on the spiritual side of it.
EFFECT OF THE GENDER EQUALITY MOVEMENT
This concept has a degree of genuinity; though it failed from the word go. An observation that ought to be dealt with and resolutions made at rational level unfortunately touched the emotional dimensions and awakened ‘good demons’.
Almost every movement behind this agenda operates from the wrong stimulus, which is bitterness renamed compassion.
This issue is not men issue or women issue. Children grow up in families so it’s a cooperate issue. The best way to deal with it is to awaken the parenting realm to acknowledge who children are… both genders. It was something that would not have been titled and further taught to the kids who may not know how to handle such from a young age.
Girls growing up indoctrinated that the girl child is disadvantaged, and instilled with the spirit to fight this war. They grow up with a wrong perception of who men are and this cannot be uprooted. This war from the beginning ought to be fought on the parental realm.
This concept has equally weakened many men not to awaking their true love and care for women.
Join me on this conversation and let’s hear what you have to say about this ever persisting dilemma. You may not know, your contributions may save thousands of lives.