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Male Child In The Family. How Important Is This?

In every tribe in africa male children are very important in the family. And in Nigeria, a family without a male child is always unhappy. What are the advantages a male child has over a female child since both of them can take care of the family. Why are Africans desperate to have a male child?

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My uncle is the only son of his father. He and his wife have 2 kids and they are girls. His wife had a difficult third pregnancy years ago and lost it. He did not want to try again after that. He is okay with his two girls

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in my world, it doesnt matter whether its a boy or girl. . . . . what matter is that its a HEALTHY child!

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Male child, female child. It all depend on what the man ''deposit'' inside the woman.

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Also, people need to be educated, cos it is not the fault of the woman.

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Of course, we have to be happy with whatever one is blessed with. This topic is just for discussion and if we expand it to a family of lots f girls without a male child then it is worth talking about. Regardless, it does not mean one gender is loved less or that one should resort to our bush man that decided to beat his wife for having another female.

Having said the above, he could have gone and found himself another woman to try having a boy. If it is good enough for the Monarchs, then why not a African man in his Castle.

Is it Important. Not really! But in Africa, patriachy still prevales in many areas, even where you have very successful women in the family structure. Unfortunately, most women still shy away from taking leadership roles but are heavily involved and considered in decision making.

Like Fhemmy said, the women are even more responsible for the traditional way things are done. The women can be more vigilant and militant when it comes to enforcing traditions and keeping other women down. The women sometimes want an heir more than the man - a source of pride,

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A male child and a female child . . big deal, the time has come for us to be contented with whatever we have.

We could raise the daughter to be a mighty lady and do great things.

She will bring sons home.

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@coolier.Unless the girls are all grown and got married. In the earlier stage of child bearing, the man is always expecting a boy. Right?

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Am talking about the Africans.

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It mostly depends on the family, a traditional african family would think a male child is better than a female (I dont mean this in a bad way)

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Pikin na pikin, regardless of the gender

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I think that has changed a lot.

Male children and female children are considered equal (or almost)

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