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bludemon
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05:05:40 PM Oct 27th 2013
Am I the only one who think their is a great potential deconstruction of this trope. If you have 2 kids a boy and a girl but thy father is over protective of the girl you could have the son turn out to despise both his father and his sister for believing she is the favorite. You can add as much drama to that as possible.
bludemon
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05:05:16 PM Oct 27th 2013
Am I the only one who think their is a great potential deconstruction of this trope. If you have 2 kids a boy and a girl but thy father is over protective of the girl you could have the son turn out to despise both his father and his sister for believing she is the favorite. You can add as much drama to that as possible.
angelothewizard
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01:34:21 PM Aug 26th 2013
The Eight Simple Rules to dating my Daughter link goes to a 404, anyone got a different link?
MsCC93
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10:25:27 AM Feb 18th 2013
edited by 216.99.32.43
Zzzz
MrDeath
12:19:58 PM Feb 18th 2013
Who says it's "okay"? The very word used to describe it (Overprotective) implies that it's not a good thing.
MsCC93
04:51:40 AM Feb 20th 2013
Well some people find it okay. I'm just pointing out a double standard...what I said doesnt make it true, it's just that overprotective dads are less likely to become scrappies in the fan base while the mothers are more likely to.
dangerwaffle
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04:03:46 PM Dec 29th 2010
When did fathers become more concerned about the women their sons date? I've heard of individual examples of that, of course, but I've never heard of it being a Thing. It's not that long ago that 8 Simple Rules was the entire premise of a show!
TweaktheWhacked
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10:06:17 PM Oct 6th 2010
Potential additional page quote;

"If you have a son, you only have to worry about one swinging dick. But when you have a daughter, then you have to worry about every swinging dick in town."

Something my maternal grandfather told me, though I'm sure he got it from somewhere else.
Khajit
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01:24:18 AM Aug 5th 2010
Another theory. Daughter looks like her mother did at that age. Dad has seen her mother naked at that age. Automatic squick occurs when his brain even hints at figuring this out and the daughter of banned from all boys until his brain can at least consider the daughter to not be a child as considering her to be a child increases the preemptive quick. The other main theory is having experienced or at least knowing tropes involving teenage boys any thoughts concerning the boy's intentions require copious amounts of brain bleach and being overprotective requires less brain bleach than when she actually has a boyfriend.
84.45.219.185
03:28:14 AM Aug 17th 2010
Is this a Dead Horse Trope?
Hasfet
05:55:30 PM May 21st 2012
It's simple really: parents are programed to protect their children. Fathers feel the violent/threatening part of that obligation more so than mothers. Plus, daughters are more at risk (at least so society tells parents) from teen-pregnancies, exploitation by a more mature partner, predators, date-rape, finding themselves in a nasty part of town while looking like an easy target. = Overprotective dad. As for why you never see a fictional father reacting like this to a sons girlfriend- imagine a middle aged guy threatening/intimidating a 15 year old girl. Yeah.
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