When last we left the mud spattered confines of the Derby we were shown a list of 10 Rules for Dating My Daughter. ___Yes ___No #of years they have been married ______ If less than your age, explain why ______________________________________ If not explain why ___________________________________________________ Here we have all the information one might need if you were perhaps the I. They will be expected to conform to the model imposed by their authoritarian parents, no matter what might make them happy, (we’re rooting for son #2 to move to the coast and find a nice young man and with bungalow and a garden).
So the conceit of this particular meme is that of the fake job application. And the most likely outlet for our fascist impulses will always be those close to us.
as the snow drifts pile and the Christmas credit card bills accumulate… Let your mind wander back to the halcyon days of summer. You cover it with mustard and relish and eat it no matter what it is likely doing to your arteries. In the distance you here the rumble of engines, the shattering of glass, the tortured scream of twisting metal. If you feel the need to respond to the original post after visiting here, please be civil. But one glance at the comments below one of these applications will show a ready audience of parents for whom this is deadly serious business.
Friendly smells tempt you, cotton candy, funnel cakes and the incinerated remains of what was once a hot dog. If you want to be a snarky jerk about it, well that’s what we’re here for). There runs through many ordinary people an authoritarian streak to rival Stalin.
You know, the whole “I’ll have to get a shotgun to keep the guys away from my daughter” meme and the “I’m not letting her date until he’s thirty” line. As the National Fatherhood Project puts it: They also have data suggesting that the absence of a father is tied to greater risk of abuse, neglect, malnutrition, obesity, delinquency and incarceration, aggressive behavior and relationship instability.
I know, I know, I’ve had people insist to me that it’s a joke that perpetuates sexist ideas about women and removes agency from girls and women. So just the presence of this father is a powerful, powerful message to the daughter and to those she might date.
She’s a girl asking to date your son, not a broodmare for your purebred stallion OK? We’ve learned that some people still think breeding, comportment and rigid gender roles are more important than what their own children might think of their relationship choices.
And it wouldn’t be complete without a sexist little Red State style stab at Hillary Clinton, who will soon be the nations first Lesbian Witch Vampire President. We’ve learned that son #1 will have a leg up on treating his eventual bride like “helpmeet”, ignoring her when convenient but holding exclusive rights to her time when he needs her.
I SWEAR THAT ALL INFORMATION SUPPLIED ABOVE IS TRUE AND CORRECT TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE UNDER PENALTY OF DEATH, DISMEMBERMENT, NATIVE AMERICAN ANT TORTURE, CRUCIFIXION, ELECTROC UTION, CHINESE WATER TORTURE, RED HOT POKERS, AND HILLARY CLINTON KISS TORTURE. We’ve learned that young women can’t be trusted with control of their own dirty dirty lady bits, so we must protect our noble and pure young men from skanks and sluts.
If you weasel your way past all of these rules and fake your way to a ring on your finger, I will be something much worse than your boyfriend's mom.
A while back, I posted about the sexist way our society approaches fathers, daughters, and dating. If the father is out of the picture or not around to discuss rules, relationship outcomes are in fact less desirable.