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Pulse Nigeria Poll Readers see nothing wrong in a woman having female children

83% of Pulse Nigeria Poll readers see nothing wrong in a woman having female children.

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Readers believe female children are still good play

Readers believe female children are still good

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Rich Tanksley: "The husband is an idiot. It is the male the supplies the Y chromosone which creates a male child. The fault is his, not the wife. He should do his research (10 seconds on Google) before accusing people of things that are his fault."

This was the response of one angry reader after going through the letter sent in by another reader, Amaka Ogbodo, whose husband and his family want to send out of the house because she bore him five female children.

The husband, Uchendu, blames Amaka for not giving him any male child and that is causing her so much pain.

Read her letter here:

"My name is Amaka Ogbodo and I have been married for 14 years but I have not been enjoying my marriage in the past 10 years, owing to the fact that I have five daughters for my husband, Uchendu.

When we got married, Uchendu was one loving and caring man but after our second daughter, I began to see signs of discontent on his face and that of his family.

It started when his mother came for the 'Omugwo' and was not particularly happy that it was 'just another girl' as she put it. When she was leaving, she told me that she hoped when coming for another 'Omugwo', it will be for her grandson.

But it was not to be as I gave birth to another girl a year later and all hell was on the brink of breaking lose. My husband's family came out openly to blame me for my inability to give him a son. I tried to make them understand that I only bring forth what their son deposited in me but they are so adamant that it is my fault.

My last two children were also girls and all hell was let lose as they are now accusing me of being a witch and that I must have eaten all the sons in my womb and therefore, could not give birth to one.

My husband who should understand, is adamant that I must leave his house with my 'brood' as he wants to get married to a woman who would give him an heir, telling me I want his generation to end with him.

I am at a cross road and do not know how to handle this matter as my children and myself are being treated as lepers in their father's family.

Please I need advice on what to do .

Amaka."

The teaser for the day was:

Are female children are not as important as the males in Nigeria?

How Nigeria voted:

83% - Female children are also important in the family

17% - Male children are the most important

How would you vote?

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