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ETHICS CASE STUDY: As a father, do you agree with your wife’s views? Highlight the issues in this case and discuss.

Topic: Role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values

8) Your twelve year old daughter asks her grandfather why she is not allowed to play with boys in the neighbourhood.Her grandfather keeps telling her it’s is for safety and it is against Indian culture for girls to mingle openly with boys outside her home. You have observed that she is very good in asking questions and has an inquisitive mind. When she would in turn ask him why it’s not against Indian culture for boys to mingle with other boys and girls, he would tell her that a child, especially girl child should not speak like that to elders like him. She used to be fond of her grandfather, but nowadays she is rather scared of him. She has also stopped asking questions these days.  Your wife who has a modern outlook, and who is a teacher herself  is closely watching her daughter’s conversations. These days she wants to move away to a new home with you and her daughter. She thinks that the future of her daughter will be in jeopardy if they continue to live together with her in-laws. She also thinks that both families can be happy if they live far away from each other.

As a father, do you agree with your wife’s views? Highlight the issues in this case and discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu