Dad's 'Feminist Father' Shirt Goes Viral
Daughter: 'He completely agrees with the shirt's message'
By Arden Dier, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 20, 2014 12:03 PM CDT
The shirt is for sale at Zazzle.   (Zazzle)

(Newser) – A change of pace from the dad-waiting-up-with-a-shotgun stereotype: A photo of a New Jersey dad wearing a feminist T-shirt has gone viral, with many expressing support for its message. Kristine Speare, 20, gave her dad the shirt—which details "rules for dating my daughter," including "she makes the rules" and "her body, her rules"—for Father's Day, then posted a photo of it to Tumblr, where it's been liked and shared more than 200,000 times since Sunday. It quickly spread on Facebook and Twitter, too, where fathers celebrated its point, Yahoo Shine notes. Others, however, have taken a different stance.

"What a terrible way to parent," one comment reads. "Kids need rules and boundaries set for them." Earlier this year, Bonnie Ramthun at PJ Media called the shirt's message "pathetic and disturbing" and "signaling to every male predator out there that his daughter is available for victimization." A self-described feminist, however, Speare isn't concerned. "He's very supportive of me and the decisions I make for myself; he cares so much about me and my passion for feminism," she says of her dad, Chuck. "He completely agrees with the shirt's message." Want a shirt of your own? You can buy it here.

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Jun 22, 2014 12:38 PM CDT
It is amazing on this thread to hear the double standard being shouted from the rooftops. MEN who keep talking about their DAUGHTERS vaginas, while not seeming to give a rats ass about what their sons are doing. It is kinda disgusting and nasty. Why are men so obsessed with their daughters sex life? Yet the only time they worry about their sons is if they think they may be having gay sex. You would think they consider their daughters hymen their personal property!
WR Muenzberg
Jun 22, 2014 10:19 AM CDT
It is really quite simple, if she is my daughter, under 18 or under my roof, she is my responsibility and I make the rules.
Jun 21, 2014 12:36 PM CDT
Rather have a sister in the whore house then a daughter who is a feminist.