Singer Djinee has said parents need to do better in raising their sons after 22-year-old UNIBEN student, Uwa Omozuwa, was brutalized, raped, and murdered while reading inside a church in her school.
Uwa’s assault has been widely condemned by Nigerians all over the country. With the hashtag, #JusticeForUwa, Nigerians are calling for Uwa’s attackers, who are still walking free, to be found and prosecuted.
Reacting to Uwa’s death, Ego singer, Djinee pointed out that there’s no question that the longstanding lopsided standards for training boys and girls has key role to play in how boys feel more brazen to err generally.
“Uwa’s story breaks me.
We all have to admit that our parents have failed woefully in the raising of the male child.
Concentrating too much on the conduct of the female child when it’s actually the males who have the
higher propensity to do evil! #JusticeForUwa.”
Uwa's story breaks me. We all have to admit that our parents have failed woefully in the raising of the male child. Concentrating too much on the conduct of the female child when it's actually the males who have the higher propensity to do evil! #JusticeForUwa
— DJINEE (@DJINEE) May 31, 2020
In a series of other tweets, the singer explained how parents let their sons get away with things they won’t accept from their daughters. He added that parents may not directly encourage their sons to rape, but they rarely teach them not to “grope” and “cat call” women.
Sadly, this is true. The whistles, cat calls & groping in some cases.
We saw this even as teenagers in secondary schools. Boys just being boys. Let’s be honest we weren’t told to rape.
Majority of us weren’t told “DO NOT GROPE, MAKE CAT CALLS LET ALONE RAPE”.
He explained that for fear of his sister’s safety, he had to relocate to a gated community that cost him 5 times more. Here’s what he wrote on this:
I’m sorry. I have sisters and cousins and I fear for them daily.
One of my sisters was the reason I moved to a secure gated community after an incident, costing me ×5 in expenses.
Even at that, I still worry.
He also told of a friend of his who was gang-raped and now living with HIV, he wrote:
Today it is Uwa. Y’day it was someone else. 2moro it might be som1 we know.
A friend who was gangraped in the past is living with HIV today.
There is no way Uwa’s sad incident won’t bring up the fact that our women are an endangered gender.See Also
You cant isolate crime from culture.
See screenshots of his tweets and some of the reactions: