Women don’t always get the respect that they deserve. Traditionally women were always considered the weaker and inferior sex, and denied the basic human rights such as the right to equality, right to vote and were always looked upon like a commodity until feminism. Respecting women is not to take them to a higher level than men, but to bring them to the level of equality. If we wish to have a sphere where men and women are equal, then we have to redefine the respect in the same manner for both of them. Don’t let your son grow up to be a male chauvinist. Teach him to respect women as equals, so he grows up into a fine young man who will do you proud. So , here are some points we must remember being a son, being a husband, being a brother, being a father or being a HUMAN (if you are).
Respect Women Because They Deserve It
- Teach your son to respect his sister as his equal. By doing this, you will be teaching him to respect all women as equals.
From woman, man is born; within woman, man is conceived; to woman he is engaged and married. Woman becomes his friend; through woman, the future generations come. When his woman dies, he seeks another woman; to woman he is bound. So why call her bad? From her, kings are born. From woman, woman is born; without woman, there would be no one at all. -Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji
- Don’t interrupt her. Let her finish when she is talking to you and then reply, even if half way through you think you know where the conversation is heading. Chances are she is talking to you about a subject because it is important. By listening to her you can acknowledge that her information is important to you. Also you might find that you missed out on an important point that she might have picked up about the subject of conversation.
- Give valid arguments. When in conversation about a certain thing, give valid arguments about the points raised. Don’t insult a woman’s IQ being sarcastic all the time about her point of view on the subject because you believe that she wouldn’t know anything about it. Give positive feedback, or feedback in a positive way. When she gives her advice/opinion about a matter, give her feedback later as to how you used the information that she had provided and how it helped. This encourages future participation in the life.
- Don’t expect your daughter to serve and do homework for your son. Don’t ask her to give up her belongings for her brother, or your son will expect the same from his wife. And if she does not meet his expectations, there will be differences between the two. Similarly, teach your daughter to respect herself and her gender by not asking her to wash your son’s clothes, or to make breakfast for him when you or your cook are not available, they can order food from out.
- Be a good role model for your child as a father. Respect your wife, and respect her opinions. Seek your wife’s opinion.