the patriarchy extends into fatherhood once again in a display of ownership. sorry, dads, you don’t own your daughters.
This is different than the standard “you’re not allowed to date my daughter because I said so”
This is him protecting someone who means the world to him. He didn’t say that his daughter couldn’t date, just that he wants the people that date her, to take care of her and love her, not hurt her. That’s not “ownership”, that’s loving someone and wanting them to be happy with the person they want to date.
Good dads give a shit about who treats their kid like crap, good dads don’t throw their daughters to the wolves and watch as they get devoured and broken.