Khalid Latif

Khalid Latif

The author is the University Chaplain for New York University, Executive Director of the Islamic Center at NYU and social entrepreneur who has opened numerous successful businesses including Honest Chops, the first organic, local, and halal brand in NYC that currently operates a whole animal butchery and hamburger restaurant. He tweets as @KLatif (twitter.com/KLatif)

We lack the wisdom to raise our sons the way we raise our daughters

Before our son Kareem was born, my wife Priya, my daughter Madina and I were on a flight and we ended up sitting next to a woman who was expecting her first child. I sat in the middle seat between Priya and the expecting woman while the two of them discussed things only an expecting mother could discuss with another mother. At one point we asked if she knew the gender of her baby and she said, “A boy thankfully. I am so relieved.” As she went on to explain why she’s relieved, she said having a girl would be a lot more ...

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