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The Value of Fathers

Posted on | June 15, 2014 | 6 Comments

Joy Pullman offers a refreshing antidote to feminism’s anti-male agenda:

My father gave me what too many girls nowadays ruin themselves for lacking: A strong, loving, steady masculine presence. It’s inconceivable what I would be like without him. So, before I explain why my dad’s story is bigger than us, let me brag on him a little. It’s Father’s Day weekend, after all.
Dad’s presence in my life kept me safe from many things my girlfriends put themselves through in frantic search of a man’s love. And my dad’s love was tangible, more acted out than spoken. He didn’t just say he loved us. His life repeatedly proved it. I never worried where my next meal would come from, because my father woke in the wee hours of many mornings to toil in sandy Wisconsin fields and breathe asthma-inducing corn dust as he fixed and re-fixed the grain bins. I’ve been lucky enough to marry the first man I’ve ever kissed (although not the first I dated). I didn’t feel much pressure to let guys touch me, or even date around before I was ready, because my dad not only gave boys those guard-dog looks and those looks let me know he considered me too precious to give out easily. He didn’t have to say it. He just had to look it. . . .

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  • http://www.journal14.com/ Dana

    Look at what Mrs Pullman wrote:

    I’ve been lucky enough to marry the first man I’ve ever kissed (although not the first I dated). I didn’t feel much pressure to let guys touch me, or even date around before I was ready, because my dad not only gave boys those guard-dog looks and those looks let me know he considered me too precious to give out easily.

    Why, why, why, she would deny to liberated adult women (and, of course, the girls who think that they are all grown up) the privilege of screwing around, of exploring their sexuality, of getting knocked up and having their first abortions, of doing all of those things that the feminists see as the rites of passage into real feminist womanhood!

  • http://www.journal14.com/ Dana

    Mrs Pullman wrote:

    I and all people only have one father,

    How utterly patriarchal of her! Surely any edumacated person knows that people can have an number of fathers, and that those fathers need not all be male. She’s trying to restrict fatherhood to sperm donorhood, and should be thoroughly and completely denounced!

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  • concern00

    Poor Mrs Pullman has been repressed by the heteropatriarchy.

  • concern00

    Reading this sort of article gives me goosebumps (is that manly?). When I hear about women who love the men in their lives and aren’t afraid to say it and men that respect their women folk, I know that some things are still right in this increasingly horrible world of ours.

  • RaptureForums

    Happy Father’s Day to all.

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