Preference For Male Offspring

Childhood has often been praised by philosophers and poets. In his long poem “Ode on Intimations of Immortality”, the greatest poet of the Romantic Revival, Wordsworth described a child as “the best philosopher”, and “eye among the blind”. The following significant lines confirm that the child is our most precious treasure:

Ten fingers, Ten toes
She's laughter and teardrops
So small and brand new
And amazingly angelic
She's sent to bless you
She's one special Baby
The best of life's treasure
And will grant and bless you
Many hours of great pleasure.

According to UN reports, the rate of female infanticide is

increasing day by day. About 700 female children are killed daily in India even before their birth. This is a very unfortunate situation. The reason for this is our

patriarchal society, which prefers male offspring. This is also due to the old traditions and customs affirming that the last funeral rites should be performed by a son. According to this view, we won’t get salvation if the last rites are performed by a daughter.

Moreover, at the time of marriage, the parents of the girl have to give a lot of dowry to the family of the bridegroom. If a man has several daughters, he will have to spend a lot of money as dowry. That is why, the boys are preferred to the girls in several countries.
 



Article Written By peter09

peter09 is a blogger at Expertscolumn.com

Last updated on 25-07-2016 80 0

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