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Old 09-20-2012, 11:10 PM   #31
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I have no idea what that is
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:23 PM   #32
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Be glad.

And it bears noting, before someone suggests I hate virgins ( ) - there is nothing wrong with a young woman wanting to remain a virgin until marriage. That's not the questionable part.
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:28 PM   #33
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Oh Jesus. I regret googling that.

Edit: O wow, I just found out one of my closest friends participated in one of these things...
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Oh dear.

I Googled it myself to make sure I wasn't remembering it incorrectly.

I wasn't.

Nothing like a ceremony putting a woman's worth on her virginity. And that it's all on her - no mention of the male half of the sex equation - it's all on her to remain pure! And if she slips, or changes her mind, she's broken her vow to her daddy! Ick.
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:17 AM   #35
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The parallels to a wedding are disconcerting, to say the least.
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Old 09-21-2012, 01:38 AM   #36
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I'm surprised by all the horror over the idea.

Are any of you parents?
I'm a parent and I'm surprised too.
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Old 09-21-2012, 02:14 AM   #37
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I'm surprised by all the horror over the idea.

Are any of you parents?
Fortunately not! (For both my sake and that of a hypothetical child.) Like I said, though, if I had a daughter, no way would I be caught dead dancing with her.

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I didn't grow up in a culture of dancing though and can't dance at all myself, so maybe it's just something that I don't understand? Does dancing always have a sexual connotation that would then make it creepy for parents and children to do together?
cori got to this point before me, so I don't really have too much to add. I don't think dancing has to have a sexual connotation, but to me it's typically something you do with your peers. Now, I don't really dance, so I can't talk too much here. The only time you'll catch me dancing is at concerts, badly but enthusiastically, and that's an individual thing or moshing (and sweaty little bandrooms are a long way from what we're discussing here). I just know that if I were at some sort of formal dance event and saw a father dancing with his daughter or a mother dancing with her son, I'd find it very bizarre and awkward.

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Be glad.

And it bears noting, before someone suggests I hate virgins ( ) - there is nothing wrong with a young woman wanting to remain a virgin until marriage. That's not the questionable part.
Nothing wrong, per se, but something very strange, if you ask me (and I apply this equally to men).

Though yeah, that's not the questionable part.
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Are any of you parents?
Are you a daughter?
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Nothing like a ceremony putting a woman's worth on her virginity. And that it's all on her - no mention of the male half of the sex equation - it's all on her to remain pure! And if she slips, or changes her mind, she's broken her vow to her daddy! Ick.
Exactly, where is the male equivalent, where the boys make a vow to mommy? Either way, it is icky that a child would do this. Its like their parents now own their bodies and sexuality.
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No, but I bet she is:

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I'm a parent and I'm surprised too.

My point was that from a parent's perspective, it might not seem so weird. That it might seem weird to the daughter (or son) is self-evident from the comments in the thread--I get that.
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I just know that if I were at some sort of formal dance event and saw a father dancing with his daughter or a mother dancing with her son, I'd find it very bizarre and awkward.

Except for wedding receptions right?
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I'm not a parent and I think it's a very sweet idea. The only reason it would have bothered me is that my father is, well. If I had a good one I think I would have felt differently. That's why I said I wouldn't have wanted to do it.

I don't think 17 year olds are going to these dances. Maybe 12, 13, 14. I have no idea. Yes, what about dancing with your father (or mother) at your wedding?

Purity balls are an entirely different matter. And I don't think movies have any relation to the reality of a father daughter dance. Who would go see it otherwise?
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they just canceled the dances

the father-daughter slumber parties are still on
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“This is 2012 and they [public schools] should not be in the business of fostering blatant gender stereotypes,” Steven Brown of the Rhode Island ACLU told WPRO News.
That's what I'm on about !!

Father and daughter are now "blatant gender stereotypes." Bride and groom interchangable.



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It has nothing to do with bride and groom being "interchangable",but keep whistling that tune-I guess.

That's actually a different thread too

If that's really still floating your boat. NFL Today is on, more enjoyable
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