You need to watch Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson teaching his daughter to say “girl power”

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is teaching his two-year-old daughter, Jasmine, the value of strength…

Whether you know him as WWE’s The Rock, Moana’s Maui, Baywatch’s Mitch Buchannon or, y’know, the Scorpion King from The Mummy Returns, there’s no denying that Dwayne Johnson has become one of Hollywood’s most beloved stars.

And the actor has fast become known as a feminist ally, describing himself as a “feminist” raised by “strong women”.

So it makes sense that, on International Women’s Day (8 March), Johnson spent the day teaching his two-year-old daughter, Jasmine, the value of strength.

Sharing a video of himself with his little girl on Instagram, Johnson can be heard saying: “All right, my queen, can we say ‘girl power?’”

Cue Jasmine staring at the camera and saying: “Girl power!”

“There you go! OK how about this, ‘International Women’s Day,’” Johnson prompted, to which she replied, “Women’s day!”

“Perfect,” he said. “All right, can you say, ‘Daddy is the most handsome, brilliant, sexiest — might not be appropriate — man alive? Say all that.”

Jasmine wisely responded: “Say all that.”

Johnson previously received praise when he shared his goals for his youngest daughter in a powerful Instagram post.

“There are mornings in life where there are no words… but this is not one of those mornings,” he wrote. 

“Jazzy, let daddy tell you his goals.”

He continued: “By five, you’ll be looking people in the eye when you firmly shake their hand. By eight, you’ll know how to fish, drive daddy’s pick-up truck and do cardio.

“And by 10, you’ll be able to directly say to people, ‘Great job, I like it a lot, but let’s see how we can make it better.’”

During his Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony, Johnson made sure to honour every single female member of his family during his emotional acceptance speech.

“When I was 15 years old, I was evicted, we were evicted out of our one bedroom apartment in Honolulu, Hawaii,” he told the crowd.

“We were forced to leave the island, and here we are today.”

Directing his attention to Jasmine and his 16-year-old daughter, Simone, who was unable to attend the event, Johnson continued: “I heard a quote when I was 15, and I thought, if I’m ever in a position one day, I’d like to be able to live this quote, ‘It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.’”

Then, picking Jasmine up and holding her in his arms, Johnson added: “I’m going to show you what it all means.

“The hard work, the work you put in with your own two hands… it all comes down to this. It all comes down to your family, and working hard to love and protect and do everything you can to make your family and the ones you love, their lives better.”

It seems as if Jasmine and Simone are lucky enough to have a father intent on protecting their rights as women, not to mention honouring and respecting them, too.

All hail, The Rock!

Images: Rex Features


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Kayleigh Dray

Kayleigh Dray is Stylist’s digital editor-at-large. Her specialist topics include comic books, films, TV and feminism. On a weekend, you can usually find her drinking copious amounts of tea and playing boardgames with her friends.