"You will respect them, and if you don't, I promise they won't need your help putting you back in your place. While it's of course OK to ask your parents for help or guidance, Welch is making the point that he doesn't own his daughters, and that's the important part here.
Setting rules for dating girls (because we don't often hear rules for dating someone's son) plays into an age-old structure of men assuming ownership over women — think about the tradition of a man asking a woman's dad permission before marrying her.
HEIGHT:___________ WEIGHT: ______IQ: ________GPA: ______ 3. SOCIAL SECURITY #: ___________DRIVERS LICENSE #: _________ 4.
If your application is rejected you will be notified by two angels wearing red suits and carrying pitch forks.
Trust me, she would deserve it, because now she has this attitude that because she's technically an adult there is nothing we can do to her anymore, in her words, 'she's grown'.
Well 'grown' to me means you have your 'own', and you still don't get away with disrespecting your parents.
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