Popular Afro-pop singer, Simisola ‘Simi‘ Kosoko calls the attention of parents to the different upbringing of a boy child compared to a girl.
According to the mother of one, a boy child is often left to cater for himself and only taught how to make money, unlike a girl child who gets more exclusive training.
In a lengthy Instagram story, Simi wrote;
“Many parents raised their daughters and let the boys raise themselves. This is why a lot of people think boys are easier to raise. If these boys fumble they say ”boys will be boys.” If the girls fumble the exact same fumble, they say she is wayward or wasn’t raised right.
“Hence, more effort is put in raising girls. She’s taught to be a good wife, good mum, prudent, enduring, faithful, perfect, or whatever society’s version of perfect is. Men are taught to make money and provide.
“The pressure to make good decisions is more intense for women. Men are usually able to make whatever choices or mistakes and to take more risks because society will excuse them because ‘boys will be boys.’ What a privilege.
“I think the tide is changing a little with our generation. More women are realising they are more than what society expects. I love this for us,”