That is better protection for her than any shotgun—although a shotgun makes a great backup.
“You will respect them, and if you don’t, I promise they won’t need my help putting you back in your place.” Alright, he almost ruins it with the “good luck pumpkin” sign-off, but we’re giving him 10 out of 10 for intent.
and retired Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell is the very definition of “tough as nails.” So when he lays down rules for dating his daughter, young suitors would be well advised to think long and hard before proceeding. Paint the house, mend some fence, cut the lawn, rope a tornado, bottle up a hurricane, and put out a Forrest fire w/a squirt gun etc…
He recently posted an amusing Facebook status that went viral, listing the daunting Herculean tasks he requires of prospective dates for daughter Addie when she grows up (she is currently only two years old, but Luttrell is getting a head start): Yea if FB is around when it’s time for her to start dating I’m gonna make him contact every father of a daughter on here, MMA fighter, boxer, police officer, fire fighter and let’s not forget the toughest of all Prison guards. He gets that done then I’ll let him have my cell number so they can face time while I hold the phone.
A teenage girl is not yet a woman, and until a daughter (or son) is legally an adult and on her or his own, the parents make the rules.
This is not patriarchy or misogyny or slavery; it is common sense—something that feminist extremism has driven into uncommonness.
As a father, Welch thinks hard about a day when boys start dating his three daughters. As a man, all fathers recall what it is like to be a young adolescent boy. A boy who may manipulate a girl and leave her with a broken heart.
Many internet commenters complained that this attitude is archaic, “patriarchal,” and even damaging to the daughters and to their relationship with their dads.
Sons bring their own set of problems, and should be raised to be chivalrous gentlemen, but they don’t get pregnant and are highly unlikely to be sexually assaulted by their female dates.
A few months ago, a very different set of rules for dating one’s daughter went viral as well—the “Feminist Father” t-shirt which described as “pitch-perfect.” It reads: Rules for Dating My Daughter 1) I don’t make the rules 2) You don’t make the rules 3) She makes the rules 4) Her body, her rules One commenter who approved of this “feminist” take wrote that until society realizes that “we can’t control a woman’s choice…we will continue to have gender issues in this country.” To put it bluntly, this is just politically correct absurdity.
One commenter went so far as to say that “bigots and misogynists often hide behind humor, and this ‘dating my daughter’ bit has always reeked of patriarchal misogyny to me.” In addition to their humorlessness, people like this seem incapable of accepting that it is a father’s natural and proper instinct to protect his daughter—yes, even with lethal force if necessary—until she is ready to leave the nest.
It’s instinctual and right to protect one’s son as well, of course, but one’s daughter.As Upworthy reminds us, there once was a time where a stereotypical father was a father wielding a gun at every single boyfriend – or potential boyfriend – of his daughter.It is normal for a father to be overprotective of his children – especially his daughters.Teenagers are bundles of agitated hormones and sexual impulses that they barely can understand, much less override.