Remember the man-scolding Gillette commercial from a while back? Well, it wasn’t all bad. There were some wonderful scenes from real life in there that one might think would warm anybody’s heart.
Except for the terrible people trying to ruin daddy-daughter dances. What joyless scolds. What ideologically useless weenies. This trend has been going on for some time now because progressivism is cancer. The latest odes to awful come from New Hampshire and New York.
Thankfully, folks in New Hampshire are proving to have a little “Live Free or Die” spring remaining in their step; they told the mother who came to the dance with her boyfriend, son, and daughter to take a hike.
Which brings me right back to that Gillette commercial, which featured a dad and his little girl standing in front of the mirror, with the girl repeating “I am strong” upon her father’s encouragement. Because – Truth Bomb alert! – that is exactly what a daddy-daughter dance seeks to accomplish as well! A chance for a father’s love to imbue in his daughter her singular worth as an individual. Her uniqueness. Her beauty. And, yes, her incredible strength.
Or, you can just let the dumb flow like wine, like this New Hampshire mom, who said, “In this day and age, it’s not like your gender should define what type of parent you really are.”
Of course. The old “this day and age” routine. Which means the notion of dads in general can be marginalized and defined as outmoded or imposing an unfair standard while demanding the world bow before your unique boyfriend circumstances so that you don’t have to feel bad about them.
So this woman is just fine with definitions about men, as long as she gets to make them in her broken image. Which also means the heart of a daughter that she no doubt once possessed is dead and gone. Because there’s no way the little girl she once was would have believed the crap she is spewing now.
Years and years of listening to guidelines from places like New York’s Department of Education on the subject of gender-nonconforming students and gender-based practices will do that to a gal, though. That’s where a department “LGBT community liaison” defended the cancellation of yet another daddy-daughter dance because “Father-daughter dances inherently leave people out. Not just because of transgender status, just life in general. These can be really uncomfortable and triggering events.”
You know, when life in general is an uncomfortable and triggering event, maybe it’s a “you” problem, Skippy. A problem like you don’t actually care about daughters at all, whether they are attending a dance, competing in a sporting event where a mentally ill impostor is about to take their medals away from them, or want to be nuns who worship God as they see fit and not as Obamacare does. Certainly you don’t care about them when they are in the womb.
You. Don’t. Care.
You only care about yourself.
Steve Deace is broadcast nationally every day on BlazeTV. He is the author of the book “Truth Bombs: Confronting the Lies Conservatives Believe (To Our Own Demise).”