Calling out the underlying sexism behind men making such statements, she urged them to think about what really makes them not want to have a daughter.
TikTok user Emma Rayne had seen enough. She was tired of men on the social media network either leaving a comment or dueting a woman's TikTok saying that their behavior makes them not want to have a daughter. Tired of the ridiculously sexist trend, the 18-year-old decided to make a video calling out such men and urging them to think about what really makes them reluctant to be a girl dad. She also explained why she would actually be "scared" to have a daughter and her powerful message dealt a heavy blow to the inherent pro-male bias still present in our world.
Speaking to BuzzFeed about what inspired her to share her thoughts on TikTok, Emma explained: "I believe that there are much more important issues involved in worrying about having a daughter than her being comfortable with her own body, like the things I listed in the video. You’ll find comments [from men] like that all over the app. Mainly on videos of women showing a bit of skin or talking about their sexuality openly."
Emma also spoke about how she feels women are treated differently, both on TikTok and in everyday life. "I 100% think men and women are treated differently on the app. A woman cannot post a video of herself without men in the comments degrading, sexualizing, or insulting her. However, a man can post whatever he wants and be praised for it," she said.
"Something I never see being talked about is how scary it actually is to live in this world as a woman. Speaking for myself and lots of other women, we live in constant fear of men. I can't name one woman in my life who hasn’t been sexually assaulted, abused, or harassed by men. From a young age, we're taught how to protect ourselves from men, but why aren't we teaching men from a young age how to control themselves and respect women?" Emma asked. "I really hope that my videos can change the perspectives of people, and hopefully stir up some change. And that's it!"