A question for mothers of daughters?
A Parent asks, I had a very strange experience the on Friday night.
I was at a party, and I overheard two women talking. Both are mothers of preteen girls. The one mother was saying how her daughter had been sent home from school for kicking a boy in the nuts. Apparently this is the third time it has happened. Both were laughing about it. She went on to say that she had taught her daughter to kick boys in the nuts, not only for self defence (which would of course be an acceptable reason), but also when boys simply annoy her.
I was shocked!
I then went online and found an article by a woman who wrote that she raised her three daughters to kick boys in the nuts as a means of empowerment. She actively encouraged them to do so.
Now I’m not suggesting that most mothers would do this, but obviously some do.
What do you think of their attitude?
Is it an acceptable way for a girl to feel empowered?