“My little wife” is one of the endearing words some male adults use for little girls. These male adults could be relatives or friends, and sometimes even complete strangers!
Yetunde shares how two strangers have called her daughter their ‘little wife’ and what she thinks about this absurd joke.
Even though it may be part of our culture in Nigeria, Yetunde says, the world is no longer safe as it used to be, so, parents should be on guard.
“There are certain things in our culture that we shouldn’t accept anymore because it’s proven to have negative effect on us as a society especially here in Nigeria” she said.
Some commenters on her page, who agreed with her point of view also gave their reasons.
Hi. Thanks for this and I am glad this came up. Asides the physical perspective, a pastor once addressed this at a sermon I attended sometime ago. I don’t know how true it is but like you said the world is is not a pure and safe place to live. He said it has its spiritual consequences especially when two parents merge their kids together saying stuff like “they will marry each other” and the likes…. i don’t know how true it is but my point is that I don’t like that kind of affliction especially on babies.
I don’t even believe the phrase “my little husband or wife” was ever used innocently as there were as much sexual predators as there are now. No parent and even adult should tolerate such joke. Why even refer to a child that way as though that’s a first priority? I wouldn’t tolerate it either and will be firm about is regardless of how innocent the perpetrator might seem.
What are your thoughts?