Dads against daughers dating

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It's dads taking a stand for the moral—and political—integrity of their families!

◊♦◊ As a dad, I get that it is tricky riding the line between “it is up to me to raise a strong, confident woman who makes smart, informed decisions for herself that are meant to please her more than they please me and that sometimes I’ll have to be the bad guy to her to ensure she learns this;” and, “my daughter is my property and I know what thoughts go through the mind of a 15-year-old and I’ll kill him! Why suggest we need to shorten the leash on our female children while giving out even more to our male children who we stupidly assume are out to get our girls? We may not have a very appealing acronym to start a t-shirt business, but we feel pretty good about the message we’re trying to send our girls.

These shirts may be purchased in jest but I’m not sure a five-year-old fully understands that. ‘Dads For Daughters Dating’, or ‘Dads Who Accept Their Daughter’s Choices’ is more in line with how my wife and I are trying to raise our girls.

With fathers having to combat the "free love" spirit of licentious desire that American culture so prizes at every turn—on the television, at school, on the Internet, everywhere—the last thing a father needs is some swashbuckling, smooth-talking liberal to come into his daughter's life and undo in five days what it's taken him over a decade to instill. In the event that you are dissatisfied with your purchase, you may return your order in sellable condition (package well to avoid damage in transit) within 30 days for a refund, minus a 10% restocking fee.

Love and courtship are beautiful things, but random and immature dating during adolescence is not a God-honoring use of time, and distorts the purpose of companionship—especially when you're spending all your time with a guy that defends government-sanctioned theft, murder, and infiltration into our everyday lives. Products must be returned in sellable condition within this time period to receive a refund.

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I'm not the perfect father, and I'm not a child psychologist. I'd like to think that I will consider opinions that don't necessarily jive with mine. If you're a blathering idiot, then all bets are off. Especially when it comes to my theory on my daughters and boyfriends. Any John Wayne western, any Clint Eastwood "Dirty Harry" show, the Godfather trilogy or Hoosiers.

Maybe it was purchased on a lark or maybe it is a family joke where they all look at it and laugh and want to burn the shirt at a campfire.

I also know there’s a high probability it was his partner or someone close to him who bought this shirt in some back alley joke t-shirt store.

◊♦◊ Now, I know there’s every chance that the man (can I safely assume he is also a dad? In fact, very little of what he did the day I watched him sporting his ‘D. A shirt that reads ‘Dads Against Daughters Dating’ is horrible for a number of reasons: This shirt also comes in many forms: there’s the ‘Dads With Shotguns on Prom Night’ shirt; or, ‘Dads Who Lock Up Their Daughters’ Vaginas When They’re Born’ shirt. If you want to wear a shirt that supports your daughter’s future why not wear one of the ‘It Starts With You: #Im AMale Model’ campaign shirts that speaks to ending violence against women?

The motivation of the purchase of the shirt matters not. shirt’ without the obvious other suggestion of a ‘Dads Against Boys Who Must Want To Assault Daughters’ shirt?

I expect, “I know what went on in my head when I was a young man,” as the first line of defense a ‘D. This reads to me as, “I knew I wanted to have sex all the time and a young girl can’t expect that if we’re dating, I shouldn’t be allowed to act out those urges.” This notion, dear ‘D. I hope both my daughters have fulfilling relationships no matter what the sex is like if sex is even part of it – that is not for me to dictate. Receive stories from The Good Men Project, delivered to your inbox daily or weekly.

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