This mum of three refuses to raise her children gender neutral.
Sydney mum Eliza Curby, 28, told Daily Mail Australia she won’t ‘create some unreasonable neutral gender playing field’ for her children – because she isn’t ‘afraid of gender’.
Eliza noticed her young boys ‘gravitating towards the few toy cars’ in the house – and says they are ‘obsessed’ with the garbage truck.
‘It got me thinking about boys and girls and why we are so afraid of the difference,’ she said.
So she wrote a post about it on her Facebook page - challenging new-age ideals about gender.
‘Why are we so scared of gender these days?’ she asked.
‘We are so concerned with equality, blurring the lines in such a way that we expect men and women be treated the same, act the same, be judged the same, ‘be’ the same,’ she wrote.
‘But here’s the thing – we are not the same.’
She went on to say she is ‘proud to be a woman’ and that she expects to be treated as one.
‘I’m honoured to have an incredible man who opens the door for me, pulls out my chair, who ‘looks after me’ – not in a sense that I cannot do these things myself, but to show me a certain respect and love in doing them.
‘And I intend to raise my boys – unapologetically – in the same manner,’ she wrote.
Her post has resonated with other parents who have left comments like –
“Yes!!! Best thing I’ve read on social media!”
“This! I am raising my son just as that – a boy. With respect, manners and chivalry for women. A gentleman. And there is nothing wrong with this!”
“I absolutely love love love this.”
“As a mum of four boy who have grown into fine men that is exactly how I have raised mine.”
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