Of course, I thought as I read that the father of Malala Yousafzai - the 14-year-old Pakistani rights activist shot by the Taliban - said: "She is not just my daughter, she is everyone's daughter."
The pain and anguish of that father is shared by us all.
He is proud of his daughter's stand against murderous fascists who, by the power of the gun, attempt dictatorship over everything and anything they do not understand and then exercise their power in cowardly fear.
We should all be proud of this young woman who, hopefully, will pull through, go to university and exercise her freedom to qualify in whatever she wishes and contribute in her own style to join the eternal struggle against ignorance, discriminition and inequality.
Malala's father Ziauddin Yousafzai is right. She is my daughter too. And I, like him, am immensely proud of our daughter.