Last Saturday we went on an impromptu family day out to Chester. It was fab. We went for a walk along the river, watched some rowers, had some brunch (I realise saying brunch makes me sound quite yah but what else do i call a breakfast/lunch hybrid?!) and ambled through the city. If you’ve never been to Chester, you need to, it is beautiful and totally worth a weekend away but I digress!
“Girls face discrimination and violence every day across the world. The International Day of the Girl Child focuses attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.”
- Behave as they wish
- Dress as they wish
- See who they wish and
- Face consequences no different from anyone else.
- They should not be deemed more or less responsible for their actions than their male counterparts.
- I want my children to grow up in a world where they are free to achieve whatever they want.
- I want girls in every country and every culture to be afforded the same opportunities as their male counterparts.
- I don’t want them to benefit from positive discrimination.
- I want them to get a job on their merits. Because they are the best person for the job.
- And I want them to be the best person because they had the same quality of education as the boys they grew up with.
- I want my children and their peers to be free to wear whatever the hell they want.
- I fully expect to hate some of their selections but, if they are happy with it I will simply have to suck it up. (when they are grown up- ie 40 and not a minute before)