View Poll Results: We should be raising our daughters

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  • like it's the 1700's - dependent and submissive

    3 3.03%
  • as princesses

    6 6.06%
  • no different than how we raise our sons

    17 17.17%
  • to be independent and strong individuals

    66 66.67%
  • squirrel ......

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Thread: How We Raise Our Daughters - 21st Century [W:87,158,368]

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    re: How We Raise Our Daughters - 21st Century [W:87,158,368]

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    I know quite a few women who are professors in the biological sciences. The road from university, to graduate school, through the thickets of conducting original research for a dissertation, hopping from one post-doc appointment to another until one can snag a faculty position and then having to scour around for funding doesn't leave much room for romance nor for a dual-career couple working in the same city. The upshot is that it's much easier to travel that road as a single woman than as a married woman. Science really is a lifestyle choice.
    It is still possible, even then it is your daughter's choice. I would also like to know would you do the same your son?

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    re: How We Raise Our Daughters - 21st Century [W:87,158,368]

    Why do some people feel the need to dominate themselves over women? Is it just a power thing? Like they realize in the back of their mind that they aren't actually worthy of respect, perhaps they are failures at life, and therefore feel the need to invent some narrative as to why people, namely women, owe them respect for no other reason than the swinging dick between their legs?

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    re: How We Raise Our Daughters - 21st Century [W:87,158,368]

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    "I know how to raise my child better than everyone else on the planet!" --Believes every child abuser ever.
    You are a sick and nasty weasel for calling American a child abuser.

    To Hell with you.
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    re: How We Raise Our Daughters - 21st Century [W:87,158,368]

    Quote Originally Posted by LadyMoonlight View Post
    Love exists, Tigger, I can assure you of that. I love my son, my daughter and my four grand daughters with depth and sincerity. I do not look out for just myself or exist for just myself. Romantic love I have had little of....I loved and lost (my ex-husband walked out one day when the kids were very young) and have not been fortunate enough to have loved, or to have been loved by a man, again. I would (almost) sell my soul to be loved, to have what I see my married colleagues at work have. Tis not to be and I know that leaves me with a hole in my life. Like me, I think that you and your fiance probably wrap a coat of cynicism about love around you...it helps to ward of hurt and disappointment and it means one can avoid all the pain that goes with that. To let one's guard down requires a leap of faith that is difficult to take, but there is a sadness of the soul, an emptiness that comes from spending one's time, in my case decades, protecting ourselves from the hurt that we think love brings.
    I wish you and your fiance happiness if not love in the future.
    To truly love someone is to see the face of God, they say.

    To have children that I would gladly sacrifice my life for is a level of love that cannot be explained in words.
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    re: How We Raise Our Daughters - 21st Century [W:87,158,368]

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Nah, I tell them she's my liberal and I love her anyway.
    My condolences on your plight but perhaps you can find hope in the following words - political orientation is a heritable trait and youthful deviation often corrects itself as the individual gets older. Many women can testify to this as they look in the mirror in middle age and realize that they've become their mother in terms of behavior when as young women they swore that they would follow a different path.

    Even if the above doesn't bear fruit, there is still one last hope - if she marries a conservative man, woman have a strong tendency to shape/shift their own political views to more closely match those of her husband. Just hope and pray that a fate worse that death doesn't befall her - that she marries a liberal man, a PajamaBoy.

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    re: How We Raise Our Daughters - 21st Century [W:87,158,368]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    How should we be raising our daughters these days?

    Should we try to instill independence, strength, common sense, confidence, perseverance, self worth, and a strong desire to achieve great things?


    Or should we raise them to be dependent, submissive, shy, and always in need of protection? Wallflowers?


    Should we push them towards greatness?

    Or should we teach them that their place is always in the background?

    Should we have a desire for them to be the leader, the captain, the driver?

    Or should we teach them to accept always being the passenger, along for the ride but never making the decisions or steering the boat?


    Should we raise our daughters as achievers? CEO's? Entrepreneurs? Bosses?

    Or should we raise them to be followers?


    Should we tell our daughters they can be ANYTHING they wish to be? Whether it be a mother of 5 kids, or the scientist that cures cancer while stationed on Mars after having piloted the first mission to Mars?

    Or should we tell our daughters their place is to be a good, quiet, and submissive "second" to their spouse?

    Should we raise your daughters to be strong?
    Or are they to be weak and defenseless?


    How do you think our daughters should be raised today?
    good question and has a father i do everything in the bolded and all the stuff not bolded is mentally retarded and IMO neglect and abuse

    I give he the told so she can make her own decisions, if she WANTS to be in the background thats her choice but she will never be a victim and forced in the background its really simple, i raise her just like i would a boy in those regards
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    re: How We Raise Our Daughters - 21st Century [W:87,158,368]

    also i would have voted for both these but there was no multiple choice

    no different than how we raise our sons
    to be independent and strong individuals
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    re: How We Raise Our Daughters - 21st Century [W:87,158,368]

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    It is still possible, even then it is your daughter's choice. I would also like to know would you do the same your son?
    Same with a son. Look, I can count on the constant cultural firehosing to swamp my daughters with the "career at all costs" viewpoint, so it's up to her parents to make the best case possible for the "family always first" viewpoint. The best tactic is to live the example, but that doesn't mean that we should shrug off the tactic of driving the point home via argument and external examples.

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    re: How We Raise Our Daughters - 21st Century [W:87,158,368]

    I am trying to raise my girls to be strong and independent. My oldest daughter has stumbled a lot, but is doing very well now. She has a new job, making decent money, and just passed her 1 year mark with her new company, and is 2 months into a fantastic new promotion. After the struggles she's had, I'm very, very proud of her.

    My younger daughters - I don't see the issues with them that I had with my oldest. My middle has already planned that she wants to teach special needs children, and is working toward that goal, alongside her guidance counselor to get her where she needs. My youngest - my baby - my right-brained partner in crime? She wants to go to SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design). She is turning into quite the artist, and is musically inclined, much like her mother. She probably won't get rich majoring in art, nor will my middle daughter get rich being a teacher -- but it will make them happy. It's what they want to do, and as long as they enjoy what they do, they will never have to work a day in their life.
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    re: How We Raise Our Daughters - 21st Century [W:87,158,368]

    I guess both strong and independent and a princess. I'm a strong supporter that you should raise your children to empower their natural traits, but at the same time expand their mind and try to make them independent thinkers strongly motivated to reach their goals. I don't believe there is anything wrong with girls being raised as girls and boys being raised and boys, and I don't believe it conflicts in any sort of way with raising your children to be strong and independent. I do however think there is something wrong with raising the two sexes the same.

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