Do you prefer having a baby boy or a girl?

'Wewe umezaa msichana mimi nina mvulana. Unaniambia nini?' The translation being you have a girl while I have a boy. What do you have to tell me? This statement was part of an argument involving two women on a rental property. A lot was said but the gender bias was a surprise especially when it comes from a woman.

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You would expect a woman to appropriate both genders be it male or female especially when the society oppressed women for a long time. This specific woman still adheres to the traditional way of thinking that the boy-child is always better than the girl child. Even after campaigns are done about empowering the girl-child, which has men complaining that the boy in society has been neglected some women still view a baby girl as inferior to a baby boy.



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