The tears of the boy child

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.

Photo: courtesy standardmedia.com

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.

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56 thoughts on “The tears of the boy child

  1. Wow. That poor child. I think this is an area that needs a lot more to be said. In our attempt to voice the concerns and needs of the girl child, we are neglecting the boys. Good stuff. Looking forward to reading more.

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  2. My heart breaks for all children who suffer. It is a shame that we focus on gender instead of species. It is disgraceful that humankind, in general, has not stepped up to the plate as stewards of our planet. But we must hold on to hope and keep acting from love in our hearts. If we do, love will conquer all โค

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  3. What you say has merit. I remember being afraid to have a boy, but as I have watched my son grow into a decent young man, I realize that he just needed the same guidance and encouragement my girls did. He has often said to me, though, that he lacks the role models he needs, and worries that his generation of men are not responsible enough. Keep the dialogue going.

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  4. Really insightful. But unless we decide to stand for what’s right and ignore societal unrealistic expectations, we will forever wallow in the pits of depression and self-destruction. Welcome to society, where we will bully you for smiling and then wonder why you frown!

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