Growing up, many of us were taught by either our parents or society that women are ‘less’ than men. The world has tried to push this on us in many ways. Perhaps you learnt it from everyday experiences. You may have helped out in the kitchen as a child while the boys in the family played games.
Or maybe you encountered it in the workforce where the gender pay gap still exists. According to the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), full-time female employees were earning 14.4 per cent less than their male counterparts in 2020. On top of that, many scornfully label us ‘angry feminists‘ when we ask for equality.
While the White Paper on Singapore’s Development is a welcome sign that things are changing for the better, we must still educate our daughters on their worth and how to stand up for themselves should the need arise. These are the life lessons you should impart onto your daughter from the get-go.