Rute

Mothers' Role

Some days ago I was waiting for my students so that I could start an awareness raising session on health and I’ve decided to have a look at the books left on the table from the previous class. I’ve noticed a chapter talking about family and I got curious. I’ve opened the pages and I what I’ve read left me completely disturbed. I’ve tried to overcome the initial shock from realizing that the only portrayed family was composed by children, father, mother and grandparents only to be further surprised by the fact that in a today’s school book it was written black on white that the mother’s role is to take care of home and children. I couldn’t believe it. I was devasted. If sometimes it was difficult for me to understand why we haven’t reached equality when it comes to the participation of women and men, in that moment, everything became clearer.