Sexism – I Hope It Changes For My Kids!

I am a dad of 3 kids. I have 2 daughters, one is 10 and the other is 18, and I also have a 7-year-old son. I hope gender equality starts being taken serious in the world and here’s why…

For my girls.

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All I want for my daughters is for them, work wise, is to find something they love doing. I don’t care what they choose, whether it’s a lawyer, teacher or of they follow dad and get into construction. What I do want is for them to be treated equal in the work force.

I want them to be paid the same for the work they do, and to not have to deal with the sexist bullshit that some work places still have going in them. I have seen lots of it happening through all the jobs I have held and hope my girls never have to deal with it themselves.

There is a least a big push for this to change and I hope it comes soon. My oldest daughter is well on her way to getting her degree in university and starting a career. She wants to be a lawyer and when she reaches her goal I hope she gets treated equal to any man in the office.

There is still a lot of work to be done when it come to the way women are treated in the work force, and not a lot of time before my girls are a part of it. I hope things change and my girls never have to deal with the crap that is still going on today.

For my son.

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For my son I hope that by the time he is a dad, the way men are perceived as a parent is finally changed. I hope he is seen as an equal when it comes to parenting as well as in the home.

When it comes to parenting, every thing is geared towards moms, from baby stuff to cooking and cleaning. My son is already like me, where he cooks, bakes and helps out with everything around the house. He does this at 7 years old and has known no different. He sees the way dad acts and follows suit.

I hope he doesn’t come across the same problems I have had where people harass him for being a family man. I have been told I’m whipped, gay, a liar, and so much more just for saying I am going home to be with my wife and kids. Not just from men either, but also women. The worst part for me is when women who fight to be treated equal at work are the same ones who treat me different because I’m a dad who loves his kids and want to be home to be with them.

I know my son will be a great dad if he chooses to start a family and I hope by that time men are shown to be an equal part in raising kids.

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In my house everyone is equal, we all cook, clean, look after each other, do yard work, fix thing etc without it being moms job or dads – boys or girls. All my kids have learnt from day one is we all take part in everything around the house, that hard work gets rewarded and we are all treated the same. I hope for my kids that society finally catches up to how our house is run. Women are equal to men, and men are equal to women in all aspects of life. Our society would be much better off if there was no such thing as sexism.

I would love to hear your thoughts on this. I would love to hear both sides and experiences so I can share with my kids.

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10 thoughts on “Sexism – I Hope It Changes For My Kids!

  1. Hey Jeff, great post. Having a very young daughter i also hope this changes in time for her to go to work. My little boy is very kind he loves to help out so i think he will continue this throughout his life. Its getting better all the time so hopefully by the time my two are grown up it will be a thing of the past.
    Rich

  2. Hey Jeff, First off, great post! I was having an argument online about this the day when your post came out, …and I was a tad bit heated. Still am!

    The heat and anger is still there on this topic because I don’t understand WHY? Why is there such hate right now? Has it always been there? I guess ya my head was under a rock all my life although If my mother did one thing right it, is was raising me.

    New parent here. I don’t treat women that way and never have and never will. The sheer thought of either race doing this angers me greatly! Women can do any job a man can do and wise verse! HELL, even better most of the friggin time. Like its 2017 and were this far backward on this topic!! Talking with my wife we feel these are the old grumpy bastards in the world and hopefully, they die soon and we can raise our kids with proper values because of this right now…. what’s happening in the world is sick!

    You have sparked a blog topic jeff. Oh! The thunder I have for people who say otherwise!

    THE THUNDER!!!

  3. I agree, I want my daughter to live in a world where gender is irrelevant to one’s opportunities. I also plan to equip my daughter with the tools for dealing with those fools who think otherwise.
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  4. Gender equality cuts both ways as your post says. It’s good to read a post like this (I’ve been involved in the gender equality scene for a while now). Men need equality on the domestic front, just as women do at work. #thatfridaylinky

  5. Nice post, Jeff. I totally echo these sentiments. I want my daughter to be treated as fairly as my son, no matter the situation. The both deserve equal rights.

  6. True. Two sides of the same coin. And hopefully as men are seen more as responsible parents, as full dads, women will be relied on and seen more equally as co-workers in the office. I think we’re still a way off though unfortunately. #ThatFridayLinky

  7. Super post Jeff as per usual I have written a few times about this subject it’s changing it’s just taking forever hopefully By the time my four year old twins are working there will be full equality Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

  8. well put man. I’ve got two girls of my own and its funny how your view of the world changes once you have them. All of a sudden things that may not have crossed your mind before suddenly become important. #thatfridaylinky

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