Im afraid for the boy child, maybe the women empowerment came to detriment the men in the society at the expense of achieving the gender balance.
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Some people tend to justify the sudden collapse of the boy child with some sort of emerging life trends ,which I tend to agree with but wholly satisfied.
Just a few days ago an eleven year schoolboy committed suicide by hanging himself, with no clear motive of his death. This is just but one among many cases involving the boy child.
It all started taking the wrong course when this term was used to justify the capabilities of a boy child. ” be a man.” As always said make the boy child thrive to keep up with the society expectations even when they are in horrifying ‘calamities.’
As each day unfolds they encounter different mysteries. sexual assault which even to some people thing it is not realistic,( they don’t believe in a man being raped, even some sodomized) victims of harassment in different phases of their lives .But now the unbearable truth is that almost 55% of our boy child is struggling with drug abuse. And in our society people are ready to point hands without asking what prompts some’ traits’. Maybe the drugs offer them the “solace “they have been denied.
Struggle for the boy child existence is real. Right now if you walk in any University lectures, the number of man is just devastating, they miss lectures to make ends meet. I don’t think if they still receive same treatment as the ladies, no they don’t. For instance in a matatu if a lady lacks a few coins for the fare it can be taken lightly, but just imagine what happens to a man? Nothing less than being gashed outside through any possible opening. So sad.
The society has placed ridiculous unrealistic expectations on the boy child. With the fear of not failing they struggle to live up to the task, in whichever way. As a result they end up being frustrated or meet the rogue side of the Kenya police force. Take a look at the recent shooting of the Meru University College student leader. So inhumane against the boy child. Are they craving for our extinction?
This discussion should not be ignored, lest we wait till it reach it’s optimal point.