Dating my property
Their protection, an excuse for everything from perpetuating these sexist household “rules” to actual transphobic legislation.
Recent studies have shown that men get less sexist when they have daughters.
You will respect them, and if you don't, I promise they won't need my help putting you back in your place. However, Welch’s intentions are in the right place and far more feminist than most other “rules for dating my daughter” that have come before it.. But the kind of posturing by fathers of daughters I was specifically responding to had nothing to do with that 'protective instinct' and everything to do with asserting their dominance over women and reinforcing a belief that women need men to take care of them.”Like Welch said, there is nothing inherently wrong with parents being protective of their children.
Were parenting to have a job description, “protecting your kids” would be required skill number one.
In the beginning, “the honeymoon” of the relationship, it’s difficult to determine what type of individual you are dating.
However, that is only in regards to promoting gender equality in the workplace.
While that’s encouraging, it also reinforces the notion that women and girls are solely defined by their relationship to men.
I’m usually a hard pass on any dad-written “rules for dating my daughter” that make the rounds on the internet.
Like, ugh, we get it: Your daughter isn’t just anyone’s property; she’s ~*your*~ property.
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