IWB Presents The Right Way To Raise Girls: Read Her This Feminist Rhyme And Let Her Dream
- IWB Post
- January 24, 2018
If we look back at our school days, we’ll realize that growing up we were subjected to an enormous amount of casual sexism which was present in the most innocuous forms.
While the boys in our textbooks were shown as strong, hard-working people, girls, on the other hand, were the sweet ones, quietly taking care of household chores.
This National Girl Child Day, we announce our collaboration with activist and writer Kamla Bhasin to release our own “Feminist Rhymes,” which might help kids to learn better and believe in their dreams regardless of their gender. This series, which aims at promoting gender equality and confidence in girl children, will feature three creations of Kamla from her book “Housework Is Everyone’s Work” and three of IWB‘s own Feminist Rhymes.
Today we release our first rhyme – The Astronaut Song.
The stars are all shining and the moon is bright
Where are you swimming in the starry night?
What is it called, mommy asked.
Please mommy help me, I forgot!
My little girl is an astronaut!
Sung & Composed by Komal Panwar
Watch the video here:
On #NationalGirlChildDay, we dug deeper into our childhood memories only to find traces of casual #sexism present in the most bittersweet forms. Surprised? Well, so were we! Books are a child’s best friend, right? But these friends can also be a negative influence.
Illustrations by CP Sharma