Our kids will grow up and make decisions on their own, and we must respect their right to be free-thinking individuals when they do, otherwise they won’t respect themselves.
In a society still struggling to throw off sexist attitudes, this is especially important for raising fierce, independent young women.
Put that aside and don’t worry about it, because if you do a good job as a parent, you won’t have to: your little girl will grow up to be alright.
Okay, so in part, he’s joking and over-exaggerating.
The other students were shockedand stunned and sat there looking on in silence. Again you and your self rightous attitude have missed the moral of the story!
The professor eventually came to, noticeably shaken, looked at the SEAL and asked, "What the hell is the matter with you? " The SEAL calmly replied, "God was too busy todayprotecting America's soldiers who are protecting your right to saystupid sh! Your non-belief will come back to bite you on the butt one day!
He asks that anyone who wants to date his daughter should, “Paint the house, mend some fence, cut the lawn, rope a tornado, bottle up a hurricane, and put out a forest fire w/ a squirt gun.” But the heart of his message is a very serious one, and it is, I believe, why the post has become so popular.
At it’s core he’s talking about control: restricting whom his daughter can see based on fear that she’s going to get hurt or make a choice that he doesn’t agree with, a sentiment he wraps in the guise of fatherly love but which is actually disturbing and sexist. First, he says that any boy — and his list assumes that his daughter will want to date a boy when she begins dating, though at the age of 2, it’s far too early to tell her sexual preferences — will have to meet and get the blessing of all of his Navy SEAL teammates while they show him the armory.
Hopefully you will all have fun meeting singles and try out this online dating thing...