What I Think About Gender Roles and Caring For Babies

Gender roles are necessary, but the thought process of many people when it comes to gender roles and taking care of babies is worrisome and should be nipped in the bud ASAP.

So over the weekend on Twitter, Gbenro Ajibade called out his wife on social media for leaving her baby alone overnight to go out and party, and apparently this isn’t even the fourth time that she is doing such a thing. Talk about irresponsibility at its peak, huh?

But that isn’t why we are here. We are here for another post that caught my attention on gender roles and taking care of babies. Check out the post below:


The idea that gender roles are being used as a trump card for something as important as this makes me scared for our generation. Since it takes two people to make a baby, why does the responsibility of taking care of the baby lie solely on the woman?

It actually makes no sense, and the worst thing is that there are men agreeing to that mentality. Mothers are generally sleep-deprived, tired and weak most of the time and the fact that you (a man) feels the need to kick her awake when YOUR baby starts crying in the middle of the night says a lot about the kind of man you are.

If it’s the case of the baby being hungry and there is no milk in the bottle available, so the mother has to breastfeed, then that’s fine. But if the child just wants to be held, or if there’s something else wrong and you believe that your sleep is more important than the baby’s or the mother’s (who probably spent the whole day awake and taking care of the baby), then I’m here to tell you that you have some very, very serious problems. That’s what I think.

What about you? What do you think about it? Let me know in the comment section below.


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