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Mama's boys vs Daddy's girls

Why is it that boys who are close to their mothers are called ‘Mama’s boys’ with derision while girls who are close to their fathers are fondly called ‘Daddy’s girls’ or ‘Papa’s pets?’ The former is ‘ugh!’ and the latter isĀ  ‘Oh so cute!’ This is a something that I have never been able to understand or live down. 663 more words

Daddy's Girls

Fathers and Daughters (The Electra Complex)

There are an enormous number of images out there of soap-advertising smiling fathers and daughters, tho’ with the prevailing cultural and social suspicion of men (any men) and girls in emotional relationships, the norm has gone back to the mother-father-daughter group (if for some commercial/social reason sons are excluded). 298 more words

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