We need to teach our daughters to distinguish between:
a man who flatters her
and a man who compliments her,
a man who spends money on her
and a man who invests in her,
a man who views her as property
and a man who views her properly,
a man who lusts after her
and man who loves her,
a man who believes he’s a gift to women
and a man who believes she’s a gift to him.
And then we need to teach our sons
to be that kind of man.
White Ribbon Day, 25th November, is the campaign day to encourage men to swear, “I swear never to commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women. This is my oath.”
I have daughters. These are the sort of things I hope for them when they were little.
I have met many men over the years who did not know how to treasure a woman.