What Gay Dads Wish for Their Daughters on International Women's Day

We asked our dads of daughters what they most wished for their daughters as we all continue our work fighting against the inequality they will inevitably face.

Today is International Women's Day. A day to celebrate and honor the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

Much like LGBTQ+ equality, gender equality has come leaps and bounds over the past 100 years, but a perfect egalitarian society still does not exist. We asked our dads of daughters what they most wished for their daughters as we all continue our work fighting against the inequality they will inevitably face. Here's what they had to say:

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@delphinius2

"To respect her body and have body image confidence."
- @sac22

"I hope we'll teach her how to be able to manage man behavior; to be strong and powerful."
- @remy75010

"I hope my daughter has equal pay, employment opportunities, is safe to walk alone, finds love."
- @delphinius2

"That she will grow up to be fiercely independent, kind and have strength of character."
- @mountroseteenprincess
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@twodadsnetherland

"She feels safe to do whatever she wants without fear."
- @davidinesdad

"To be fully independent, powerful. Speaks her mind. Be caring and love all people!"
- @twodadsnetherland

"That no matter how badly I do her hair she always feels beautiful."
- @drcameroncall

"That she knows her worth and always focuses on her happiness."
- @agaymanswife

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@seattlefawkes

"That they know how strong they are and that they can do anything they want in this life."
- @teggli

"Equal pay!"
- seattlefawkes

"I hope my daughter grows up to find her true happiness wherever that may lead her."
- @th3oneandon1y

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@jordyray

"I hope growing up in a house without gender roles will help her advocate for other girls."
- @jordyray

"Kind. Caring. Full of love."
- @aaron3k

"Confidence and a will to take up space!"
- @jessemontano

"Be strong! Make her own decisions and be a powerful human being!"
- @twodadsec

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@papa_to_charlotte

"I wish for my daughter Micaela courage, confidence, and kindness."
- @twodads_and_micaela

"I don't want her to be placed in a column."
- @papa_to_charlotte

"That my girl would grow up in a world where discrimination doesn't exist."
- @mylittlepeanutandme
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@mylittlepeanutandme

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