We must admit that mother’s involvement with the child is totally different. You cannot wish away the nine months of the child in the womb of the mother or the first year after birth when the child is closer to the mother than to anyone else. This develops a special bond between the mother and the child. This “umbilical chord” cannot really be snapped. So the mother does have the additional responsibility for inculcating ethical values in the child. If a mother tells the son to respect women ,he can never indulge in eve teasing. This role has taken a backseat in the last three four decades. And the result is for all of us to see.

The traditional role of the mother and its importance in bringing up the child has been eclipsed by the ever rising voice of feminism and women’s liberation. There is no doubt that women need to be treated at par with the men so far as their individuality is concerned but that can not be at the cost of still more important role of continuance of society. Their is urgent need to synchronize both the goals. The boys who have been suckled by their mothers and loved adequately cannot ever look at the other females with any malice in their eyes/thoughts. The sooner the worthy and respectful ladies realize this the better for the society and humanity.

 

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