1 in 3 women worldwide will experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, usually from a male partner

I don’t know how accurate that “statement/statistic” is. But is broad enough to make it believable for the masses and catchy enough for marketing purposes.

As the #DearDaddy of girl. I feel that I have to share and comment on this video.

I’ve read a ton of comments on this video, most of them leading to senseless discussions. Most of the people commenting don’t know the difference between feminism, male chauvinism, misogyny and sexism.

Males saying that the video is feminist and portrays women as weak and victims. Women reacting to those comments by calling them sexist.

So let’s get these terms clear by the definitions of our dear Wikipedia

  • Feminism: Range of movements and ideologies that share a common goal. To define, establish, and achieve equal political, economic, cultural, personal, and social rights for women. So feminists are people, both men and women, who put forth social policies for females and males.
  • Male chauvinism: Is the belief that men are superior to women.
  • Misogyny: Is the hatred or dislike of women or girls and can be manifested in many ways, including sexual discrimination, belittling of women, violence against women, and sexual objectification of women.
  • Sexism: Is prejudice or discrimination based on a person’s sex or gender.

Being born a girl does not mean that by age 14 a girl would have been called a whore, a bitch, a cunt or any other things. It is not “something  boys do” for fun. As it does not mean that being born a boy means that he will be a misogynist or male chauvinist.

Boys are also called names, boys are also sexually abused and rapped. this is not a matter of gender, it’s a matter of education.

Yes, one thing leads to another… Educate because education leads to better education.


How will you raise your sons and daughters?

My suggestions:

  • Respect your kids. If you respect them they will learn self-respect.
  • Sex-ed starts and ends at home. If you don’t know how to approach the subject, reach out to the sex-ed teacher at your kid’s school. I am sure they will be happy to help.
  • Telling your kids not to do something is not enough. Explain the reasons and the consequences (positive and negative).

My video review

  • Production: It had a great production with lots of attention to detail 10 out of 10)
  • Casting: The casting director did a fantastic job with the actors, extras and the narrator 10 out of 10)
  • Narrator: Has the perfect accent to create empathy in the viewer (9 out of 10)
  • Camera: Excellent use of camera and angles 10 out of 10).
  • Editing and post production: Really good editing and coloring (7 out of 10) because it is too slow for my taste.
  • Story: I think the intention was good, but it could have been told in a way that does not perpetuate a stereotype.

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