This is about a post that trended yesterday without actual content in it, the post also received negative feedback from online users. The post was about a father-daughter relationship being viewed as “weird”.
South Africa is a place where having functional relationships is extremely rare and society has demonized the act of having a functional relationship. A Father loving his kids isn’t fashionable in this country, all we ever hear or read about is absent fathers and we are to blame for accepting that as a norm. Functional relationships should be celebrated and accepted.
Paulina (age 19), reached out to us to clarify the tension caused by the post. She’s still young and what she experienced is pure cyberbullying. This issue has had her worried mentally and also shocked how perception is common among our people. People are kinda channeled into the same way of thinking, they sexualize everything. She responded as follows:
” Imagine being crucified for showing love and affection to your kids because society sexualizes everything…this will not stop me in any way I will continue posting and living the life I want with my family because I come from a functional family and I don’t expect people from dysfunctional families to understand. It worries me that people even think it’s wrong, What kind of fathers will people be? The types that cannot show love and affection because they look at their kids with preying eyes? Father’s who will end up raping their children? Society should normalize that it’s healthy to have a father like mine.”
Her father is a well reputable man who got lots of hands in charity work that empowers young women, he should be celebrated as he is one of the few in South Africa instead of being questioned for loving his daughter. He does random donations to various schools every year. Pics of him can be seen below:
Above charity works, he is a family man who has unconditional love for his family, and dealing with cyberbullying shouldn’t be part of his family problems. The family is happy and encourages everyone to stand against cyberbullying.
We wish him all the success in his program and healing to his daughter and the rest of the family.