I took a vacation day today because 1) I have a bunch that I have to use up by the end of the year and 2) I have a lot of stuff to work on for band that I figured I’d take care of. So I’m watching Tyra on TV while working, and she’s interviewing families about the whole Purity Ball thing. The thing they keep emphasizing is that it’s for daughters and fathers to bond, and how important it is for daughters to know their fathers find them beautiful and will protect them and bla bla bla. Well, guess what. I grew up without a father. He was an evil guy who popped up from time to time in our lives and only caused problems. But, I think I turned out pretty awesome. I didn’t go crazy, I didn’t become an alcoholic, I didn’t get pregnant in high school (or, um, ever), and I think I’m a pretty normal and well-adjusted person who is happy and successful, and now I have the most wonderful husband who’s a good person and treats me well. Just saying. I hate when people assume that if a girl doesn’t have a good relationship with her father, she’s going to be all screwed up.

Okay, I’ll write more later about Comedians of Comedy last night, I just wanted to get that other stuff off my chest. (In the meantime, I put a bunch of pictures on flickr.) Back to work!

3 comments on “Fathers

  1. I have to tell you. That whole Purity Ball thing and daughters being pledged to their fathers creeps me the hell out. I think it’s disgusting and a disgusting concept. Please, what is this, 1910? All this does is continue treating girls up to be her father’s “property” prior to being her husbands “property.” It bugs me, (can you tell?)

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