Episode 20: teaching kids gender equality
“Indian men need to be empowered just as much as women!
They need to know the essential life skills of running a household and not be handicapped and dependent on household help or women in their lives to do these essential daily tasks for them. “
-Jessica in Episode 20
Misogyny, sexism and restrictive gender roles are all challenges that this generation of children are standing up against. In India, we have unique challenges for both girls and boys as the cultural narrative is rapidly shifting of what manhood and womanhood looks like.
How do we compassionately parent and empower our children to navigate mixed messages? Is it best to adopt Western values or is there some that Indians can uniquely guide this next generation into a new understanding of gender roles while retaining Indian culture?
The Invisible India Podcast’s opening and closing music is performed by Christopher Hale on Sitar and Ed Hanley on Tabla on Raag Bhimpalasi.