Dear brothers and sisters,
How to deal with the fact that Vietnamese still favor boy over girl, and that there is an imbalance in male-female equilibrium in the population?
To deal with that problem, we need to empower women and girls. So I think we should do 2 things. Firstly, promoting women to leadership. Secondly, children can take their name after father’s surname or mother’s surname.
Let me talk more in details.
Firstly, Vietnam should promote women in leadership in politics, economics, education, and so on. In politics, Vietnam should have female Secretary General of the Vietnamese Communist Party, female President, female Prime Minister, female Minister of National Defence, and so on. Until now, Vietnam has never had a female politician in those seats.
Vietnam should also have many female company presidents and female university presidents. When Vietnam has many female leaders, the Vietnamese will like boys and girls the same way.
Secondly, children can take their name after father’s surname or mother’s surname, not only father’s surname as tradition. The father and mother should work together on it.
When children can take their name after father’s surname or mother’s surname, we will have equality between wife and husband.
So, to deal with the problem that Vietnamese still favor boy over girl, we should do those two things.
Have a nice day.
Phạm Thu Hương