Harassment should never be acceptable, as it violates fundamental rights and perpetuates fear and injustice.
In a world where safety and empowerment for women and girls have become paramount, one father’s remarkable story stands as a testament to the enduring spirit of protection and justice. Meet OP, an Iraqi war veteran, who not only believes in teaching self-defense to the women and girls in his life but also in advocating for their rights and safety. In a heartening narrative, OP shares an incident where his young daughter faced a distressing situation, leading him to take a stand against harassment and the importance of standing up for what is right. Read on to discover how this devoted father took matters into his own hands to ensure the safety and well-being of his child.
OP, an Iraqi war vet, teaches the women and girls to defend themselves from a young age, starting with their own child at 4 years old.
OP receives a call from their daughter’s school about a fight, prompting them to go and pick her up.
OP questions the school about their daughter’s involvement in a fight where she defended herself against a boy who inappropriately touched her, leading to her suspension while the boy faces no apparent consequences.
OP learns from their ex-wife that their daughter had been facing harassment from a boy, and despite her attempts to report it, no action was taken. When the daughter finally defends herself and knocks out the boy, the school blames her for using violence:
OP confronts the principal, pointing out that the school’s lack of action against the boy’s se*ual as*ault implies it’s acceptable to victimize the girl repeatedly or punish her for defending herself.
OP asserted that either both students should be punished or neither should be. He further warned the principal against the consequences of media attention. OP insisted that the boy should not escape punishment.
OP firmly demands a meeting with the principal, the teacher, and the boy’s family, warning of severe consequences if the issue isn’t satisfactorily resolved, and makes it clear that either they or their ex-wife will attend.
OP informs their ex about the situation, and she agrees with them. During the meeting, the boy’s family downplays the incident. However, OP’s ex stands up for their daughter and warns of potentially severe consequences if OP gets more involved.
OP and their wife took the issue seriously when their daughter faced harassment and assault, demanding a meeting with the school and the boy’s family to address the problem. OP’s ex-wife also stood up for their daughter during the meeting and ensured that the school took appropriate action by suspending both students and moving the boy to a different class. By advocating for their daughter’s safety and well-being, OP and their ex-wife demonstrated responsible and caring parenting.
OP’s daughter was 7 and a half years old at the time of the incident and acknowledges that some may doubt their story, but they have no intention of proving anything on Reddit.
They use “Boys will be boys” to justify terrible things:
Are you ready to face the consequences of what your boy did?
Kudos to both for being on the same page when it came to their daughter:
That is a mature approach:
Have you encountered a similar situation or taken a stand for someone’s rights? Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below.
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