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.You will respect them, and if you don't, I promise they won't need my help putting you back in your place. However, Welch’s intentions are in the right place and far more feminist than most other “rules for dating my daughter” that have come before it.. But the kind of posturing by fathers of daughters I was specifically responding to had nothing to do with that 'protective instinct' and everything to do with asserting their dominance over women and reinforcing a belief that women need men to take care of them.”Like Welch said, there is nothing inherently wrong with parents being protective of their children.Perhaps someday the absence of sexism will be less surprising than expected.

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....

the president inviting his 35-yr-old daughter & white house aide on stage "she actually said 'daddy can i go with you?

' i like that." pic.twitter.com/Sl Dc0a1g K6— fake nick ramsey (@nick_ramsey) September 6, 2017Young daughters are hypersexualized while adult daughters are infantilized.

Daughters of all ages are consistently used as a prop for machismo.

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‘I mean that in every way that the word is generally perceived to mean, but I’ve also come to realizing that, for me, it’s going to have to have a broader meaning than a lot of people associate with the term. ‘I want my daughters to feel empowered to be WHO THEY ARE, and if that means the mission field, or being a housewife with too many kids, or whatever fulfills THEM…

Their protection, an excuse for everything from perpetuating these sexist household “rules” to actual transphobic legislation.

Recent studies have shown that men get less sexist when they have daughters.

This dad’s rules for dating his daughters are a little different – and they’re actually worthy of praise. ‘I call myself a feminist,’ Jeff wrote on Instagram. My opinion of the kind of woman she should be is completely irrelevant. ‘My job is to love her, and make sure that whatever she becomes, it is because that is what SHE wants to be. Not for women or men, and all I want for them is to be happy.