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Funny Joke? Or not so funny?
Funny Joke? Or not funny? If you search google, (yes, the bad and terrible search engine) you can find dozens of photos of father's with their daughter and her date, and a gun. Implying a threat. Many think it's funny. Harmless even. But given the controversy with guns today, should we be making these kinds of jokes? Even without that? Why is it okay for a dad to threaten a teenage boy? What if the tables were turned? What if it were a mother, with a gun aimed at her son's date?
Created: April 23, 2018
Totals: 9 votes, 13 comments
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It's Harmless
44%
4 votes
It is not okay
22%
2 votes
I see both sides
33%
3 votes

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Voted: It is not okay
3 months ago
I'd be livid. Even just a threat of any kind against my son. It isn't okay for many reasons. First, your daughter is NOT your property. She has a voice, she has power and she has control over her body. Not you as her father. Second, it is highly gross to threaten a teenager just because he is dating your daughter. The father and I would be having words.
Voted: It's Harmless
3 months ago
Every father was once a teenage boy. Enough said.
reply to: Every father was once a teenage boy. Enough said.
Voted: It is not okay
3 months ago
So they should not be so quick to threaten?
reply to: So they should not be so quick to threaten?
Voted: It's Harmless
3 months ago
This coming from someone who, I am only assuming here, denounces our "culture of rape" and treating women poorly, right?

As a teenage boy I would have moved heaven and earth to get what I wanted from a girl, so they should be even quicker to threaten.

One of the most import things a father can do is protect his children, specifically young girls.

There is nothing wrong with a father making a point, or putting the fear of god in to a boy that is going to be alone with his young daughter.
reply to: This coming from someone who, I am only assuming here, denounces our "culture of rape" and treating women poorly, right? As a teenage boy I would have moved heaven and earth to get what I wanted from a girl, so they should b
Voted: It is not okay
3 months ago
"This coming from someone who, I am only assuming here, denounces our "culture of rape" and treating women poorly, right?" I'm not sure I am reading this correctly. We live in rape culture, and women should always be treated well. I've taught my sons to respect women, and about consent.

So because you didn't respect a woman or understand consent, all boys should be threatened, and daughters need more protecting than sons because they are your property. Got it.
Voted: It's Harmless
3 months ago
If I found out that my son's date's father subtly displayed his shotgun or fillet knife, I'd be a-OK with it because I know the true meaning behind it and I DONT choose to overreact and treat my son like a big p***y -- this guy is saying treat that girl with respect or you'll be sorry. What the boy needs to know is that he'll be sorry twice. Once from the father, and once from me.
reply to: If I found out that my son's date's father subtly displayed his shotgun or fillet knife, I'd be a-OK with it because I know the true meaning behind it and I DONT choose to overreact and treat my son like a big p***y -- this g
Voted: It is not okay
3 months ago
Why the assumption that the boy wont treat her with respect? Would you be okay if a mother did the same to your daughter?
reply to: Why the assumption that the boy wont treat her with respect? Would you be okay if a mother did the same to your daughter?
Voted: It's Harmless
3 months ago
"Why the assumption that the boy wont treat her with respect?" Because it is safer than assuming he will. The safety of my daughter comes second to nothing.

If a mother did it to my daughter it would strike me as odd because it is so out of character for a woman to do something like that in terms of tradition/culture. For a mother to be that protective over her late teen boy, for fear that a girl would take advantage of him, tells me that she did a poor job of raising that boy. I mean, seriously, what kind of a wuss-bag did she raise here?
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reply to: Why the assumption that the boy wont treat her with respect? Would you be okay if a mother did the same to your daughter?
Voted: I see both sides
3 months ago
The assumption that a boy will not treat a girl with respect is pounded into boys' heads starting in 3rd grade.
reply to: The assumption that a boy will not treat a girl with respect is pounded into boys' heads starting in 3rd grade.
Voted: It's Harmless
3 months ago
Which is why they now want 3rd grade boys to BE girls.
Voted: It's Harmless
3 months ago
When I picked up a date in high school, the father routinely met me with a firearm, axe, or pitchfork in his hands. I never felt threatened, because I didn't make the assumption that the tool was there to be used on me, as I knew there was no reason to do so. I just said, "Hello." and waited for my date.
reply to: When I picked up a date in high school, the father routinely met me with a firearm, axe, or pitchfork in his hands. I never felt threatened, because I didn't make the assumption that the tool was there to be used on me, as I
3 months ago
Wow, just what kind of reputation did you make for yourself in HS? lol
Voted: It's Harmless
3 months ago
I'd have to question the sanity of anyone that is getting upset about this. It was done in jest. Sheesh......get over it!