A feminist father’s shirt photo has gone viral in recent days but some people believe these rules based upon feminism may leave their daughters unprotected from sexual predators.
In a related report by The Inquisitr, even to this day feminism continues to be controversial. For example, Jill Duggar’s courting methods and waiting on marriage before sex drives feminists nuts, but it turns out the statistics support the Duggar family. The Catholic church has been cracking down on U.S. nuns supporting “radical feminism.” And the modern definition for feminism is so vague that even Miley Cyrus calls herself a feminist, although you might find Lana Del Ray’s definition interesting as a comparison:
“For me, a true feminist is someone who is a woman who does exactly what she wants. If my choice is to, I don’t know, be with a lot of men, or if I enjoy a really physical relationship, I don’t think that’s necessarily being anti-feminist.”
In the case of the feminist father the rules stipulated by the T-shirt’s message are pretty much along similar lines:
“Rules for dating my daughter: 1. I don’t make the rules. 2. You don’t make the rules. 3. She makes the rules. 4. Her body, her rules. —Feminist Father”
This feminist father T-shirt is available on Zazzle for $48.90 and the reason it recently went viral is because 20-year-old Kristine Speare posted a picture of her father Chuck wearing the shirt. Speare even said recently that Good Morning America called to talk to her. She says her feminist father supports her in all her activities and in how she portrays herself:
“He’s very supportive of me and the decisions I make for myself; he cares so much about me and my passion for feminism. He completely agrees with the shirt’s message.”
But if you go to her Twitter account you’ll see a tweet(NSFW!) where she seems to equate feminism and woman’s equality to being topless. She even attached a photo of herself naked from the waist up and she is pictured giving the middle finger to the camera.
Speare also spent the other day talking a lot about the LGBT community:
“I don’t think sexuality is something to be defined. You love who you love. Right now, I am interested in a man. Who’s to say that someday I won’t be interested in a woman? Just as who’s to say I won’t be interested in a cis or transgender man or woman one day? People are people and love is love. I suppose people are hateful because that’s their first defense against something they don’t understand. Show love, spread love, make love! (My favorite) Just don’t respond to hate with hate.”
The image of the feminist father also spread onto a Facebook page where some people loved it but others were critical of its message. The daughter in question is an adult at 20 years old but if daughters in general make the rules then some people believe this lack of parental guidance would make for a dating lord of the flies. For example, a writer for PJ Media claims these rules create a great danger for daughters everywhere:
“This father is abdicating his responsibility to put boundaries around his dating-age daughter until she’s mature enough to make good decisions on her own…. By declaring that his daughter makes the rules and he is not responsible for her, he is signaling to every male predator out there that his daughter is available for victimization…. This father is advertising his daughter to bad men. Boy Scouts will not be asking this teenage girl out on dates.”
Do you find the message behind the feminist father T-shirt empowering or disturbing based upon what it advocates?