How To Teach Your Children To Respect Women
It is becoming increasingly more difficult for sexists and chauvinists to exist comfortably in this world - and quite right too. It is now eighty years that women and men have been given the equal right to vote, and even so there is still much discrepancy in our society and a great deal of inequality between the sexes. In recent years, however, feminism seems to have been taking hold more and more strongly than ever, and it is a good time in history to think more deeply about how our children behave towards the matter of sexism, and what we can do to improve this. It all begins in childhood, and in how children view the sexes, so teaching your children (boys and girls) to respect women is not only beneficial for your family, but a hugely valuable social action.
The Basic Of Equality
Most of all, this is about ensuring that your children are brought up with the idea of equality firmly in mind. This includes between the sexes, between races - all kinds. Of course, this is basic, but it is worth reminding ourselves every now and then that we should aim to bring up our children in this way. As long as your children are brought up like this, there will be a practically automatic respect for women that will follow as a result, and that is exactly what we are going for here. So be sure to instill in your children the basic value of equality if you want them to respect women as much as possible. It really does make a difference and help to tie it all together. It also helps in explaining to them why it is important, and provides a framework for understanding why it matters to respect women.
Be Careful With Media
Many media influences will have a lasting and damaging effect on your children’s views of women, and it is useful to know which and how, so that you can try and steer them away from those sources if at all possible. The strongest and most obvious example is pornography, which has been proven to negatively impact the view that teenagers have towards women in a way which can have ongoing effects later on in life in many diverse ways. Do whatever you can to keep your children away from pornography - this could include using internet accountability software in the home as well as speaking to them about it. It really will make a difference to how they view the women in their lives.
Mingle The Sexes
It is often a good idea too to allow your children to mingle with both sexes throughout their childhood, as this has a way of making sure that both sexes respect each other all the more. So make sure that you go out of your way to encourage your boys to mix with girls and vice versa - you will find it really does help in the long run, and means that everyone is viewed as being ultimately the same.