“With a son, you only have to worry about one penis. With a daughter, you have to worry about ALL of them.”
While that’s true, it’s not the main reason having a daughter terrifies me. What terrifies me is that I won’t be a strong enough father to build up her self esteem enough to withstand the box that our media will try to put her in. It has to be crazy growing up with those type of image pressures. Not that men don’t have their own, but a woman’s struggle is very different and I’m not sure many men even try to realize how those pressures can manifest themselves in a woman’s psyche.
The crazy part about it is that it’s SO engrained that even the ones that DO realize it, STILL contribute to the problem. Even other women contribute to it. It’s all they know. Judge other women based on how they look. That’s just what you do, right?
Something’s gotta give…