It is a common belief that kids learn things quickly, as their minds are like sponges. They are likely to absorb things faster and, generally, without prejudice. Children also tend to accept the norms of the society, which they see and hear their parents practice.
So when you tell your son that he lost the first place in a race to a girl, or that your daughter should not compete in a sport because she is a girl, they will accept these ideas without a second thought.
Parents lay the foundation of a gender bias society when they start discriminating against each other. Believe it or not, your kids will accept these biases and grow up thinking that men and women are not equal and that boys have to be better than girls.
While inequality gets learnt, equality among the genders needs to be taught. This can be done by the parents when they put their prejudices and biases aside and create the world where equality between the two exist.
End gender bias today so there is an equal tomorrow, for men and women!
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Tata Tea in association with Network 18 is petitioning with the HRD ministry to incorporate mandatory Gender Sensitivity Programs at all levels in our education system. Once in force, these programs will have the potential to raise a nation where women are treated with respect and equality. So, come forward and join hands with us to make India a better place and help our women experience the freedom in the real sense of the word.
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Updated Date: Aug 16, 2017 17:01 PM