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Raising Boys Properly to Avoiding Future Rapists

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To say that I am pained is an understatement, the recent shedding of innocent blood and raping of innocent girls is mentally, emotionally, and psychologically exhausting. Take the case of Vera Uwaila Omozuwa who is a student of the University of Benin who was raped and murdered in church premises where she went to read. Then the case of Tina who was murdered in cold blood by a police officer, who is actually meant to protect and enforce laws.

Who is raising these men? I seriously wonder. Is this where patriarchy was landed us? Most men thinking that they are entitled to a woman’s body. A woman’s private parts no longer belong to her alone in this part of the world. I think we have neglected the raising of male child enough it’s beginning to stuck in our throats like bone,  curses that had come home to roost. We had spent so much time and energy raising women, teaching them a moral compass and how to treat, love, and submit to men that we have encountered our waterloo.

Stop raising girls, yes enough with the corrections, morals, teachings, and focus on the boy child because we are raising monsters, entitled monsters who believe that a woman’s body is their right. Who believes that women are meant to please them. No wonder you hardly see self-help books on taking care of women. It’s mainly all about how to please a man, how to make a man fall in love with you in one week, how to attract a man and keep his attention, and the list is endless. It’s time we allow our male children to clean up their own mess. What do you think you are raising when you let your girl child do all the chores including that of her probably younger brother while he sits and flip channels all day. You exclude him from cooking like it’s an abomination for a man to cook, likewise washing his own plates and clothes. You are simply raising entitled men that will grow up and believe that women live to serve them. That’s how rape starts, a woman might eventually say no to him and he insists because he was meant to believe that he is entitled to every care and attention that comes from a woman including her body and the rape culture continues.

When you raise a girl child and indulge the boy child you are threading on the soil of a vicious circle. Can we for once pause it with the girl child and concentrate on the boys so we can strike a balance because it’s the adequate thing to do. Let there be mutually inclusiveness in raising the children. Where the kids are taught to do the chores together, clean after their own mess individually, and learn to cook their own food, cooking is a survival skill. Your boy child will not suffer harm if he learns basic home skills.

Teach your boy child to respect a woman and her body, educate them on sex education. Tell them that a woman’s private parts belong to her alone and that women should be treated with respect. Tell him that when a woman says no, he should stop persisting. Tell him it’s his duty to love and protect women. Tell him that it’s not okay telling a little girl to sit on his laps, Teach him self control, and enlighten him on the need to desist from watching pornography and masturbation. Often times, they like to practice the things they watch on unsuspecting women. We have had enough. Different rape cases every day and the rates are overwhelming. Our girls are no longer safe in the hands of their loved ones and male teachers. Pedophile everywhere, the other day, a small girl of three years was raped to death and I wonder who raised these men. What have we brought upon ourselves?. Enough is enough I say. Let every rapist be castrated. Rapists should not dwell among us. All hands must be on deck in the proper raising of the boy child.

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Okoroafor Marries traditionally, Achonu, others Grace Occasion

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Younger brother to a well-known oil magnet in Imo State and Nigeria as a whole Dr. sir Chidiebere Okoroafor, Kenneth Maduabuchi Okoroafor has traditionally married his heartthrob Mirian Nwabuiheoma. The event that took place at the compound of Igbokwe’s family recently attracted important personalities from within and outside the state.

Speaking during the event, Professor Chuks Nathan Nwaobi urged the couple to always understand each other, adding that understanding will make the marriage last long He disclosed that though there will be ups and downs they should keep understanding, tolerating, and respecting each other.

Contributing, Chief Sir Herold Agim and victor Amaefule described traditional marriage as one of Igbo culture, noting that it was one of the things the Igbos don’t play with. Adding his voice, the immediate past House of Assembly member of Ehime Mbano state constituency, Hon. Lawman Duruji advised the couple to always settle by themselves whenever they have issues and never to bring a third party, noting that with that their marriage will last very long In his speech, the chairman of the occasion, Chief Princewill Danial Osigwe urged the couple to always be honest to each other, noting that he will continue to advise them about marriage from time to time.

He said that the Okoroafor family has been so good to him, stressing that, that was why he left all he was doing to come and chaired the occasion. It was gathered that Dr. Sir Chidiebere Okoroafor and his colleagues in the oil business in their usual way also made the event to be colorful. Dignitaries who attended the event included: Senator Attan Nneji Achonu, Professor Chinedum Nwajiuba, HRH Eze Samuel Okeke (Eze Chimere Chioke 1) of Umuchioke Umuduruokoro Umunumo, HRH Eze Emmanuel Ibechi (Akagu 1 of Umuakagu), and others.

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Oluzurumee Youth Bestows Award On FUTO V.C

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The leadership of orluzurumee youth assembly,  paid an unscheduled visit to Profesor Francis Chukwuemeka Eze, JP, KSJI, ( Awelle 1 Of Amanato) and the Vice-Chancellor, Federal University of Technology Owerri(FUTO)  and honor him with an award of outstanding performance(Hope of the youths).

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The National President of Orluzurumee youth assembly Comr. Engr. Sylvester Anyikwa  in his remarks, thanked the Vice-chancellor for the warm reception , he went further encourage the academic guru to keep up the good works that he is known for, especially in the area of youth development and empowerment and that as a molders of the youth, that through the university system that the VC has been instrumental in producing responsible youths and have through the institution provided number of jobs to the unemployed youths.

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The elated Professor Eze in a vote of thanks, thanked orluzurumee youth assembly for finding  him worthy to be honored, that the award is going to encourage  him to work header, he also added ‘that the reward for good work is more work’ he however enjoined the association to keep up with the good works especially on youth advocacy in the zone and beyond.

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Okafor Lauds Uzodinma Over New VC

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The founding Editor-in-Chief of IMSU Star Newspaper and also a solicitor in Imo State, Barr. Daniel Okafor has extolled the Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma, over the appointment of Prof. Peter Akah as the new Vice-Chancellor of Imo State University Owerri, Imo State.

According to him, Prof. Peter Akah who is a Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, is the best thing that has happened since the history of the institution.

He further said that the erudite scholar will bring his wealth of experience to bear, by transforming the school into a redefined citadel of learning and IMSU will have no option than to bounce back to its lost glory. 

“Indeed Gov. Uzodinma has done very well by appointing a top-notch, respectful professor for the position of VC IMSU. This is a timely intervention; I am calling on all Imo Stars, lecturers, staff of the university to commend our Governor on this New Year gift.” He asserted.

He seized the opportunity to inform all those in Egede Club to stay clear of the Vice Chancellor, stressing that the new VC has come to work not to join any club.

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