As the dad of a wonderful daughter, anybody who knows me will probably quickly share with you that there is nothing I won’t do to protect Kaitlyn. There is no length I won’t go to in order to defend her and to make sure that nothing hurts her (and nobody hurts her. I’m already dreading her “dating years.”).
This morning, before I left for work, the Today Show teased a story about Curt Schilling and how he defended his daughter online. Typical dad stuff, I thought. That was until I read the cause of his defending his daughter.
After reading what was written about her, I can 100% agree with his defense of her.
While what was written about his daughter is disgusting and vile, it is worth reading so you can understand why he responded the way that he did. I can only sit here and applaud his defense of her, and I can certainly see myself issuing the same apology to Kaitlyn that he did to his daughter (no apology was needed in my opinion, but I get why he did):
“Gabby I know you’re likely embarrassed and for that I apologize. But as we have talked about, there is no situation ever in your life, where it’s ok for any ‘man’ to talk about you, or any other woman this way (and truth be told no real man would ever talk this way anyway). It truly is time this stopped. I don’t know where it started because it sure as hell didn’t happen much when we were growing up. Like any dad reading this the only thing I need you to leave this home with when you head to college is the knowledge that I love you more than life itself and there is NOTHING I would not do to protect you. And while it may sound corny, it’s nothing I’d ever be shy about saying in public, ever.”
When you have a few moments, read Curt Schilling’s blog (here), and pledge to help stop cyberbullying. If you are a parent, there should be nothing you wouldn’t do to protect your daughter, and if you have a son, there is nothing you shouldn’t do to teach him how to treat a female.
Oh, and at some point, Kaitlyn will probably read all of these entries. So to Kaitlyn, I am not sorry that I will go to the ends of the Earth to protect you. You are my little girl and I will always have your back. No man will ever get away with treating you poorly.