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WATCH: Unborn girl urges father to help stop rape culture

One in three women will experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, usually from a male partner.

A POWERFUL VIDEO is sending a message to fathers and men everywhere about rape culture.

dear daddy Source: Screengrab/YouTube.com

Dear Daddy shows an unborn girl talking to her father about what her life will be like. In it she urges him to not tolerate insulting jokes about women or the names they are sometimes casually called.

“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 … perhaps you did the same when you were young, trying to impress some of the other boys. I’m sure you didn’t mean anything by it,” the girl says.

The video goes on to show her being taken advantage of when she’s drunk, later being raped, and a happy relationship turning violent.

Source: CARE Norway/YouTube

“Nobody saw this coming,” she says.

“One thing always leads to another. Please stop it before it gets the 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 … behind every joke there is some truth.

Care Norway made the video in response to World Health Organisation (WHO) statistics that show one in three women will experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, usually by a male partner.

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Órla Ryan

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