In the title piece, Dawson churns over the future, when his daughter will be a teenage girl, dating.
He contrasts the traditional toxic masculinity-soaked “Rules for Dating My Daughter” tee-shirt/meme with the updated “Feminist Father” version.
The central questions — how to be a good person, and how to raise good people — are universal.
Global issues like environmental change are made to feel personal, now that Dawson is responsible for two young lives.
In most cases, it was like shaking hands with a smiling canned ham. The more impressive the girl, the worse her father. I mean, aren't parents the most indecipherable of all human beings?
If your date was Goldilocks, her dad looked like Shrek, big, green and warty. "Of course, that's not exactly what her father meant.
When I saw the buzzy Tumblr photo by Kristine Speare of her dad’s “Rules for Dating My Daughter” t-shirt, something bothered me about it. Second, his “feminism” looks like sexism in disguise, like her body is a sex object. A frequent contributor to Catholic publications, he began his career as a reporter in the Washington, D.
I’ll spend the time you’re out cleaning my gun,” never resonated with me … (And I was always glad I didn’t have to deal with that dad.) But this guy makes a couple of critical errors. When I saw his t-shirt I immediately wondered: Does he mean this? It would have to be something that respects the whole person, doesn’t just reduce dating to sex, and applies to both partners. The views expressed here are those of the author, and do not necessarily represent the views of Catholic Tom Hoopes, author of What Pope Francis Really Said, is writer in residence at Benedictine College, in Atchison, Kansas, where he teaches in the Journalism and Mass Communications Department and edits magazine for five. The views and opinions expressed on this blog do not necessarily reflect those of Benedictine College or the Gregorian Institute.