Dear Daddy: the letter from an unborn girl to her father that every man needs to see 30



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Have you ever tried to explain to a man what it’s like to be a woman? It’s almost impossible to put into words the unspoken assumptions and casual slights that chip away at even the most confident little girl, the constant battle of being female in a man’s world from an early age, and the dangers of being the fairer sex.

This public safety announcement from Norway is going viral because, for the first time, someone has put all this into words – and in such a clever way.

In the clip, which below you can watch below, an unborn girl pleads with her father to protect her from sexual violence. “I know you will protect me from lions, tigers, guns, cars or even sushi without even thinking about the danger to your own life. But dear Daddy, I will be born a girl. Please do everything you can so that won’t stay the greatest danger of all.”

According to WHO, one in three women in the world will experience physical or sexual violence in their lives, most often from a male partner.

For women, this is incredibly hard to watch. For fathers, it’s almost impossible – and that’s why our sons and grandsons must do so. Do you know someone who needs to see this? Be sure to share it.

[Warning: Implied sexual assault, plus strong language.]


Share your thoughts on this video – do you think it can help change the attitudes towards women that have prevailed for so long?

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  1. yes, I wonder how many men who actually need to hear this will really watch it, I suspect very few.

  2. Oh how things have changed. No respect these days. When I was growing up you did not speck nor act like that with anyone You were disaplined if you steped out of line. In the late 60s when I got back into civie life I was appalled with the language some of the younger generation (both sexes) were using and it was accepted.

    And look at the bloody mess it has got us to these days. B|

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