Kareena On How She Plans To Make Her Sons Aware Of The Importance Of Gender Equality

Many Indians have expressed their views on how our patriarchy is still prevalent in society. Some have attempted to tackle this in their own way, by raising young boys differently. Others have opened up about lessons to teach their sons.

Now HT reports that it is actor Kareena Kapoor Khan who gets candid about how she plans to raise her sons Taimur Ali Khan and Jehangir Ali Khan to understand the importance of gender equality.

Kareena reveals, “Well in the case of Tim and Jeh, I think the idea is that they see me go to work even now. Like when, every time I put on my shoes, Taimur asks ‘where are you going?’ My answer is ‘I’m going to work or I’m going to shoot or I’m going for an event or I’m going for a meeting because amma has to work’.”

She elaborates, “So, abba works and so does amma. I think growing up looking at the fact that in this house, it’s not just the man who does things, we both do things equally. We’re both bringing food to the table, we’re both very clear on the fact that we’re both working as a couple. We’re dependent on each other emotionally, and financially we share.”

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“And if my boys grow up knowing that their mother has the capability and demands that kind of respect in her home and gets it. Goes out to work, works hard, comes home so that they can have a good life. I think that’s half the battle won. It’s important for the boys to know that women are equal to men. A mother is their father’s equal,” she signs off.

Indeed, making sure kids are aware that a mother is equal to the father in every way, can make all the difference in the world!

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