Norway’s ‘Dear Daddy’ film breaks dads’ hearts
Here is a Norwegian Campaign Film -addressing the nascent cause of sexual assault and domestic abuse has widely racked up millions views online.
Care Norway the non-profit organization has a message for the world’s fathers: protecting your daughter is about more than just guarding her from physical dangers, it’s also about changing attitudes.
The Campaign Film, entitled “DEAR DADDY” takes of the message from an unborn baby girl to her father – telling father about all of the harassment and abuse she will suffer at the hands of men during her lifetime & urging father to stand up against cause sexual violence against woman.
I need to ask you a favor. Warning: it’s about boys. Because, you see, I will be born a girl. Which means by the time I’m 14, the boys in my class will have called me a whore, a bitch, a cunt and many other things. It’s just for fun of course, something boys do. So you won’t worry. And I understand that,”
the narrator says.
“By the time I turn 16, a couple of the boys will have snuck their hands down my pants while I’m so drunk I can’t even stand straight. And although I say no, they just laugh. It’s funny, right?
the daughter continues.
She then tells her father about how she was raped at 21 by a family friend before finally meeting “Mr. Perfect”. Things don’t stay perfect for long, however, and the boyfriend begins to both verbally and physically abuse her.
“Dear daddy, this is the favor I want to ask. One thing always leads to another. So please stop it before it gets the chance to begin. Don’t accept insulting jokes by weird guys by the pool, or even friends. Because behind every joke there is always some truth.Don’t let my brothers call girls whores, because they’re not. And one day some little boy might think its true.”
the video says
“She points out that although her father would always protect her from perceived dangers such as lions, tigers guns and cars, she concludes: “Dear Daddy I will be born a girl please do everything you can so that that won;t stay the greatest danger of all.”
The film highlights how casually sexist and abusive remarks help contribute to rape culture.
It also tackles how such language can, and should, be addressed at a young age.
Over a slow piano track, the film shows clips of girls and women at various stages in their life, from birth to adulthood. After we see a girl nearly killed by her partner, the narrator says: “Dear daddy. This is the favor I want to ask.
“One in five daughters in Norway are subjected to abuse from a partner.
Not only the country but every country has serious issue of sexism…
and daughters of all ages, in all countries and at all levels of society are at risk. Everyone can do something, and as a father you have a special responsibility and a very special opportunity to keep your daughter from being subjected to violence,”
It is Devastating Video which tells us the truth of Female Situation. And for all male I would like them to watch and to feel what is our responsibility as a man, and as father.