Recently I was on a talk show with my boyfriend. They asked him if he travels the world “to meet girls”. This was my response.
A few things I want to say
When I said “Albania has a problem with sexism” my intent wasn’t to generalize, I just meant I know the country does have some problems there. Unicef, and other international organizations have written many reports about it. (Female infanticide, 40% domestic abuse). I only mentioned Albania/Balkans…because I was in Albania. MANY COUNTRIES HAVE THESE PROBLEMS, and MANY are MUCH worse.
Albania is a great country and I don’t want this video to reflect badly on them, You’ll notice my video before this is about how Albania is my favorite country. Every country has pros and cons and should be looked at as a whole, not just focusing on an area that needs work.
I also do not hold anything against the show. Not everyone has the same grasp of or dedication to ethics so this is not meant to insult them.
This is simply meant to show girls like me that we are allowed to say NO when things they are not comfortable with are happening.
Also, check out the full video and blog post here.
In this blog post, I also included screenshots of some beautiful supportive messages I got from Albanians around the world beneath the video. I made a video last week about how Albania is my favorite country.
I will not let one event make me dislike a country. Albania is still my favorite country, is beautiful, and lovely. Every country has room to improve, and I don’t judge countries based on their problems.
Albania is still my favorite country, is beautiful, and lovely. Every country has room to improve, and I don’t judge countries based on their problems.