Fathers against daughters dating

Repeated instances of this occurring between two families in a tit-for-tat fashion may lead to a full-blown blood feud between them.

Compare and contrast with Revenge by Proxy, where the target is the child or other associates in preference to the character who actually wronged them, even though that character is available, in order to make that character suffer more.

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As a new-ish parent and egalitarian feminist, I prefer to think that family dynamics are an equal-opportunities game.

But half a year and one son later, I fear I was too quick to dismiss my husband’s old-fashioned stereotyping of parent-child relationships.

What worries me as a mother is that, while the mother-son relationship is so often tinged with negative connotations (mummy’s boy, doormat to her son), the father-daughter bond is celebrated as one of life’s great joys, and I’d like a piece of that, as a parent.

Perhaps now that women are no longer tied exclusively to home life, and are recognised for their professional as well as domestic achievements, the mother-son dynamic will take on a less slave-like, more positive tone.

But I think it's more than that; much though I hate to admit it, I think there is some sort of natural affinity between fathers and daughters.

I am definitely much harder on my mother than I am on my father, and vice versa.

Cutting Edge explores the purity movement in America, where one girl in every six pledges to remain a virgin, or to save her first kiss, until her wedding day.

Award-winning documentary-maker Jane Treays investigates whether this decision is made by the girls themselves or their parents, and follows a group of fathers and daughters as they prepare to attend a `purity ball’ in Colorado Springs, run by Randy Wilson and his wife Lisa.

This is especially true of villains who are immortal or undead, or many a Sealed Evil in a Can, whose hatreds can take years if not decades or centuries to fester and grow.

More often than not, this form of revenge is pursued by villains rather than heroes, since targeting someone other than the person who actually committed the wrong, and who may not have anything to do with it aside from being descended from the person who did is a good way to wind up on the wrong side of the Rule of Empathy.

Two days later, my daughter, husband and I were sharing a bowl of ice cream at one of the many gelaterias to pop up in our neck of London in the past year. My daughter grabbed one for herself and took the other and handed it straight to her father.

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