Saturday, April 26th, 2014

 

Why Girls?

In my motherland, When a boy is born Father feels blessed When a girl is born Mother is oppressed. From the beginning… A girl is viewed as a burden She’s denied the rights to education She is married off soon And the in law become her final destination. Father fears about her high cost marriage All thanks to the dowry system (giving bride price) That would leave him in debt and nearly perished. This young teenager, Would be handed to a stranger She’d be dragged and forced Beaten and abused, By her in-laws and spouse. She’d be treatedRead More