Patriarchy still rules in many countries. Having a son means paving the way to heaven for people. Hence, they want the first child to be a son.
A man is impossible without a mother. He needs a beautiful caring wife, and, of course a pretty girl friend. He knows so much about wife and can’t even get their own lives in order in the absence of her, or, undoubtedly he seeks company of a girl in every walk of life. His voice and behavior to girls will be well polished that no one can find the stains in his mind against having a baby girl from his wife. He is quite busy arranging everything for the ceremony of the third child, but the first male child. But, he arranges no parties for the first two baby girls at all.
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Patriarchy still rules in many countries. Having a son means paving the way to heaven for people. Hence, they want the first child to be a son. In the desire to have a male child, they reluctantly have many female children. Consequently, their life becomes hard not because of the female children but because of the financial burden of rearing many children.
There are many examples of males who go for a second marriage if they are not able to have a male child with their first wife who is stigmatized. They ignore scientific evidence that it’s the husband’s chromosome that is decisive in determining the sex of a baby. Such evil thoughts are quite pervasive. This attitude encourages abortion, which doctors say can lead to problems like uterus cancer, infertility, sexual dysfunction and psychological disorder. It can also lead to a gender imbalance in society.
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That’s why it is high time all the stakeholders and commoners worked collaboratively to eliminate such evil thoughts and beliefs. Let us create an environment where daughters too are welcomed with a special ceremony when she comes to this earth. Let us endeavor to make daughters feel that they are equally important and deserve the same kind of ceremony as sons. If we are preaching that the male and female are two wheels of a cart, how can we think that it can be pulled by destroying one of the wheels?