Popular actress and filmmaker, Toyin Abraham has stated that in Africa, the boy-child are not trained on how to do some basic house chores.
The Alakada actress made this statement via her YouTube channel.
According to her: “We don’t train the boy-child in Africa. Growing, my parents distributed house chores to everyone. Sometimes, I wash the toilet, sometimes my brother cooks. This is what developed my brother’s culinary skill. Most homes just train the girl-child for marriage. For example, if a young girl unconsciously opens her laps and a boy passes by taking a look at her private part, the parents will blame the young girl, telling her to close her laps. We know such a girl is meant to close her laps, but the boy too should be told not to look at a girl’s private part.
Speaking further, Abraham said that when it comes to marriage failure, the society blames the girl child
“Even when it comes to marriage failure, the girl-child is always blamed. When a boy child and a girl child are having a fight our parents would tell the girl to leave the boy saying he is stronger. Why can’t the boy be told not to maltreat his sister? If a lady is raped, you hear people asking her: ‘What did she put on’? A woman can decide to wear whatever she likes though I am not in support of a woman exposing her body. There is no manual to life, just live your life and be happy. We need to train our boys to be better. Learning how to cook has nothing to do with gender”.