“I watched my mother try to play the role of the ‘submissive wife’ for years,” he told Today.I’m usually a hard pass on any dad-written “rules for dating my daughter” that make the rounds on the internet.
He's firm about the way he wants his daughters to approach the world.
He told To do that, Welch says, is to "instill in them a belief that they need a man's stamp of approval before they can make a decision." Admit it, though.
He wrote, "You'll have to ask them what their rules are.
I'm not raising my little girls to be the kind of women who need their daddy to act like a creepy, possessive bada*s in order for them to be treated with respect...
They are a welcome departure from the shotgun-slinging threats shrouded in toxic masculinity that are typical of these kinds of fatherly lists.
Here are the rules by which any potential suitors must abide, should they choose to date Welch’s daughters:“You'll have to ask them what their rules are.Welch adds: "You will respect them, and if you don't, I promise they won't need my help putting you back in your place.".He said he understands a dad's protective instinct, however "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." Welch and his wife live in Tennessee and have a blended family of five daughters ranging in age from 16 to seven. ‘You’ll have to ask them what their rules are,’ Jeff wrote. I have no doubt the world is going to be a better place because you are in it. This week he posted a set of rules for dating his daughters. Instead, Jeff used the post to explain that his daughters really don’t need him to control their dating life. #jwarrenwelch #wordsmith #poet #poem #poetry #writer #wordporn #wordgasm #writersofinstagram #poetsofinstagram #poetryporn #creativewriting #poetrycommunity #prose #spilledink #instapoet #writerscommunity #writingcommunity #wordart #sapiosexual #poetryisnotdead #drunkpoetsociety #writersofig #poetsofig #wordswithkings #wordswithqueens A post shared by Jeff Welch (@j.warren.welch) on Jeff Warren Welch is a poet and writer with more than 19,000 followers on Instagram, where he shares his works.