We all have something to thank you for: you opened up the dialogue about how women are viewed across the world. Whether you intended this or not is irrelevant. The positive for us in all of the degrading, disrespectful narrative you appear to condone, is the mergence of an honest and potentially catalytic discussion around what it means to be a woman and what we bring to the world.
You see, at present we cannot win; and it pains us deeply, to know that this is the truth of the world we bring our daughters into. On the one hand women flaunt themselves and play up to a sexualised ideal requested by men in the West, and in complete contrast, women are oppressed, silenced and play out the submissive notion expected in the East. Neither case is about our true worth.
Our daughters deserve better.
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