Dear Daddy, I’m going to be called a whore. This YouTube video is trending in the internet and social media and is touching millions of viewers. Published on December 4, 2015, It has already 10 million views as of this writing and counting.
It is a creation of CARE Norway, an international non-profit organization and a global leader dedicated to the fight to end poverty and pursuit of social justice. “Dear daddy” is produced intended to support the campaign against violence on women. The campaign is supported by NORAD, the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation.
This is the full narration from the video.
“I just wanted to thank you for looking after me so well. Even though I’m not yet born, but I know you already try harder than Superman you might ever let mommy sushi. But I need to ask you a favor.
Warning: it’s about boys. Because, you see, I will be born a girl which means that 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. Perhaps, you did the same thing when you were young, trying to impress some of the other boys. I’m sure you didn’t mean anything by it. Still, some of the people won’t get the joke and funnily enough it isn’t any of the girls.
It’s some of the boys. So by the time I turned 16 a couple of the boys will have snuck their hands down my pants while I’m so drunk and I can’t even stand straight. And although I say “No”, they just laugh. It’s funny, right? If you saw me Daddy, you would be so ashamed because I’m wasted. No wonder I’m raped when I’m 21. 21 and on my way home in a taxi driven by the son of a guy you went swimming with every Wednesday. The guy who always told insulting jokes. But, they were of course, only jokes. So you laughed. Had you know that his son would end up raping me you would’ve told him to get a grip. But how could you know? He was just a boy telling weird jokes. and in any case it wasn’t your business. You were just being nice. But his son, raised on these jokes becomes my business.
Then finally, I meet mister perfect. and you’re so happy for me daddy because he really adores me. And he’s smart with a great job and all through the winter he goes across country skiing, three times a week just like you. But one day, he stops being mister perfect. And I don’t know why. Wait, am I overreacting? One thing I do know, I’m not the victim type. I’m raised to be a strong and independent woman.
But one night it’s just all too much for him, with work and the in laws and the wedding coming up. So he calls me a whore. Just like you called a girl in middle school a whore once. Then another day, he hits me. I mean, I’m way out of line, I can really be a bitch sometimes. But we’re still the world’s greatest couple and I’m so confused because I love him and I hate him and I am not sure If I really did do something wrong. And then one day he almost kills me. It all goes black. Even though I have a PHD, a fantastic job. I’m love by my friends and family, I’m well brought up and nobody saw this coming.
Dear daddy, this is the favor I want to ask: one thing always leads to another. so please stop it before it gets a chance to begin. Don’t let my brothers call girls whores. Because they’re not. And one day, some little boy might think it’s true. Don’t accept insulting jokes from weird guys by the pool. or even friends. Because behind every joke, there’s always some truth. Dear daddy. I know you will protect me from lions, tigers, guns, cars and even sushi without even thinking about the danger to your own life. But Dear Daddy. I will be bone a girl. Please do everything you can so that that won’t stay the greatest danger of all.”
It has gained a lot of attention online and in social media due to its orientation. Despite millions are moved, there are also disagreements of various people expressed their comments in Facebook, You tube and other social media platforms where it has been shared and viewed.
Some facebook page, shared the #DearDaddy video in timing of Fathers Day celebration around the world.