The problem with these stereotypic “rules for dating my daughter” often lies specifically in the sexist behaviors and misogynistic mentalities celebrated in father-daughter relationships.It’s a problem far less pervasive — if it exists at all — in the celebrated relationships between mothers and daughters, or more notably, fathers and sons.However, this dad’s “rules for dating my daughter” recently went viral for reasons that are on the right track. Warren Welch, who is raising five daughters, posted a set of his own rules on Facebook and Instagram that have since been shared over 17,000 times.They are a welcome departure from the shotgun-slinging threats shrouded in toxic masculinity that are typical of these kinds of fatherly lists.Here are the rules by which any potential suitors must abide, should they choose to date Welch’s daughters:“You'll have to ask them what their rules are.I'm not raising my little girls to be the kind of women who need their daddy to act like a creepy, possessive badass in order for them to be treated with respect. I’ll admit I’m not a huge fan of the accompanying Facebook caption, which reads, “I ain't raisin' no princesses.” The notion that femininity and strength must exists separately or that stereotypically feminine things are “bad” arguably isn’t the end-all solution for sexism.
One Tennessee pop addresses that in a now-viral social media post. Warren Welch, who is raising five daughters in a blended family with wife Natasha, wrote his own "rules" for dating his daughters, who range in age from 7 to 16, and posted them to Facebook, reports In the post, J.
You will respect them, and if you don't, I promise they won't need my help putting you back in your place.
Good luck pumpkin." Since being uploaded in early September, it's racked up over 17.5k shares and over 400 comments.
writes, "You'll have to ask them what their rules are.
I'm not raising my little girls to be the kind of women who need their daddy to act like a creepy, possessive badass in order for them to be treated with respect.