What the hell is Proverbs 31 training?
What the fuck is Proverbs 31 training? I because I just saw this video of a toddler on Twitter washing dishes with her mother and the caption was “I ain’t raising no lazy ass child. I’m raising someone future wife, mother.” Sigh.
This is problematic as hell, and that’s even if I ignore the obvious grammatical errors. I’m not one to tell someone how to raise their kids. I don’t have any of my own, and with my current life and career trajectory, I don’t expect any to appear in my immediate future. However, I would be a shitty black woman if I didn’t tell you sis, whoever you are, that you are wrong as hell for this. You are fucking this child up before she can even get started in this world. Why are you instilling this bullshit rhetoric in someone before they can learn to count to 100?
Why can’t this little girl learn how to wash dishes in an effort to build pride in herself and her future home? Why can’t it just be a regular chore with the main objective to teach responsibility like every other normal kid? Why does this have to be about a man or future offspring? Why must she be taught — particularly at this young age — how to serve other people?
You wanna know why black men, and the world in general, always look to black women to fix the shit they’ve broken? Look no further than this shit right here.
While the rest of this little girl’s friends are out playing with legos, building mud pies, or watching the baddest bitch on the planet, Peppa Pig, she has to sit inside and listen to lectures about being somebody’s damn rib, and that’s not okay. This poor girl is going to be focused on attaining a spouse before anything else.
I’ve seen how situations like these play out in real life, and it can get ugly really fast. These types of situations can lead someone to accepting a man that is beneath them and being treated poorly all for the sake of a title and a ring. This poor girl will be in college and heading to some trash ass boy’s dorm room to cook Chicken Fettucine Alfredo and clean like her name is Mrs. Clean all for the sake of attention. Again, we’ve all witnessed these situations.
It’s not fair to put that kind of pressure on a toddler. The world will give her enough shit simply because she’s black and a woman. This bullshit does not need to be added to the strong black woman, angry black woman, and ugly black woman stereotypes that will inevitably be forced upon her at an age that is considered way too early. Don’t do that to your kids.