Our Daughters Make Us Better Men

As my daughter approaches her 17th birthday it is now very clear that she has made me a better man.

I no longer simply accept the daily casual sexism that I don't wish her to endure.

I fight for the equal opportunities that I want her to experience.

She motivates me to set a better example and not to criticise in sexist terms.

I refuse to let her believe that something is unobtainable because of her sex.

I have followed and supported her through many new experiences, learning things otherwise missed.

I have learnt that in many ways she is a better person than I am and can now more clearly see when other women are too.

I have more to learn but I know that our daughters make us better men.

 

 

Rob Collingridge - April 2015