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To the Boys Who May One Day Date My Daughter - Video

the patriarchy extends into fatherhood once again in a display of ownership. sorry, dads, you don’t own your daughters.

This is different than the standard “you’re not allowed to date my daughter because I said so”

This is him protecting someone who means the world to him. He didn’t say that his daughter couldn’t date, just that he wants the people that date her, to take care of her and love her, not hurt her. That’s not “ownership”, that’s loving someone and wanting them to be happy with the person they want to date.

Good dads give a shit about who treats their kid like crap, good dads don’t throw their daughters to the wolves and watch as they get devoured and broken.

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That first comment aggravates me because if you actually take the time to listen to this man deliver this wonderful piece you KNOW that he cares about his daughter very much. He doesn’t look at her as *his* he looks at her as someone to protect and to empower where and when he can’t protect her. This is obviously a very accepting, very caring and very loving father. Not some mysogynistic asshole.

My father passed away my freshman year in high school from an overdose of heroine, and my mom kicked him out of the house when I was 2. I never knew him and even if he had stuck around, I probably wouldn’t be who I am today. I’m not complaining about the fact that I don’t have a dad, I’m saying that I would have done anything to have a figure like this in my life.

Oh wait I do, and it’s my mother. You don’t have to have a freakin penis to protect your children and empower them to make the right decisions. Just some decent ideals and the right state of mind and oh that’s right THE BASIC SKILLS OF BEING A GOOD FUCKING PARENT.

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