Skip to comments.Doug Giles' 'Righteous and Rowdy' Delivers
Posted on 06/29/2011 9:03:03 AM PDT by Kaslin
Dads, when you let the National Education Association, Hollywood and the cast from Glee raise your daughters, you shouldnt be surprised if they turn out to be self-absorbed, painted little Paris Hilton wannabes. As Doug Giles, TownHall.com columnist and host of the nationally syndicated Clash Radio program puts it: Fathers, dont let your babies grow up to be Snookie!
I know: easier said than done. Ever wish that fatherhood came with an instruction manual? Well, with his latest book, Raising Righteous and Rowdy Girls, Giles comes as close to anyone in producing it.
Throughout this page-turner, Dougs unique blend of wit, wisdom and irreverent humor is sharpened to a razors edge. A guy after my own heart, Doug refuses to be nicer than Jesus He slices and dices a godless culture bent on sexing-up and dumbing-down our sisters and daughters. As the father of two young girls, I can say this: Doug puts into print what every dad whos worth his salt thinks, but may be afraid to say.
Pops, contrary to what the sex-obsessed Heather has two mommies thong-throng may imagine you are an indispensible part of your baby girls healthy development. You only get one crack at this, so get it right.
Giles knows from which he speaks. He comes with his own set of impressive righteous-and-rowdy bona fides. You likely know of Dougs oldest daughter, Hannah Giles. She became famous (or infamous if youre a progressive, secular-socialist troglodyte) for being the second half of the investigative pimp-prostitute sting team that cracked all the nuts over at ACORN.
Dougs younger daughter, Regis, is a Second Amendment advocate and founder of the Girls Just Wanna Have Guns, campaign. Shes also a big-game hunter. Rumor has it that she can knock the nose of a gnat from 300 meters. Both of these young ladies share CoverGirl looks, Grace Kelly class and Margaret Thatcher brains. Its little wonder that feminists cant stand em.
Last year in an interview with CNN, Hannah was asked about her conservative-Christian worldview and how she was able, nearly single-handedly, to bring down one of the most powerful and corrupt progressive (but I repeat myself) organizations in America: So what makes you so different? What makes you like this? she was asked.
Her answer: God, my family and Jujitsu. Gotta love it.
Still, within Hannas very direct answer lies the framework for Raising Righteous and Rowdy Girls.
From its press release:
What will this book teach you? Raising Righteous & Rowdy Girls is here to help fathers with daughters. In this book, Giles tables scores of road-tested, historically proven, cant-miss principles for raising girls with a fighting spirit, discernment, a winning attitude, and a holy vision to overcome this feces-filled culture. You will learn in this quick read how to teach your daughters to fight, shoot guns, sense BS, be classy, despise anti-intellectualism, be visionaries, party without going Snookie, value hunting and the outdoors, esteem traditional convictions, and avoid the date from hell.
Warning: for those with a literary palate for mild evangelical fare, this book is Habanero hot. Its a PG-13 kick in the pants for fathers trying to bring up righteous and rowdy girls in a XXX world.
Dads, read the book. Youre little princess will thank you right after she mops the floor with that first unfortunate schmuck to get a little too handsy.
Once again, your discerning editorial eye hits one out of the park. Now I know what to get for my grown nephews for Christmas.
It does, written by the ultimate Dad Himself.
What is pathetic?
The book review?
Giles and his take-no-prisoners approach?
His lovely daughters, either of whom I would be THRILLED to see with either of my sons? (except that my older son is engaged so now they are off limits to him and he to them)
Or do you find the idea of trying to raise righteous daughters in this filthy depraved culture to be a pathetic notion?
Do you care to elaborate on your comment?
I predict you won’t get any reply from him
Read up on this book, bkmk.
Doesn’t his daughter Hannah dress like a hooker? 8^)
No not really. She did it in an undercover sting dressed up as a prostitute with James O’Keefe on ACORN
Self defense isn't 'fist-fighting'. Neither is carrying oneself in a confident manner to send the message, "Don't mess with ME!" when necessary. It sounds like he's prepared his girls for the sinful world we live in. A fallen world in which a violent flash mob can break an innocent young woman's leg (ex. Philadelphia) for no other reason than to get their kicks. Our world is going to hell in a hand basket and it would be neglectful to not prepare a young woman with the extra skills she will need to protect herself in it.
I hate that the world is in this condition, but it is what it is and unfortunately only appears to be getting worse.
I suppose from Giles' perspective it would be the part about being a peculiar people (i.e. different from the world's view).
Regardless of what you thinkg about Giles' style and "rowdiness" the fact that his daughters have grown into virtuous young ladies who are also tough enough to defend themselves, strong in their faith and convictions, and actively engaged in the culture war to positively influence the world around them is worthy of admiration.
Unless a Dad plans to accompany his daughter on all of her dates (not likely to produce the best daddy-daughter relationship) and on all her trips to the mall, etc. then there are chances that she may find herself in situations where she needs to be able to forcefully stand up for herself. If you think that teaching her to be prepared for those situations is equal to "leaving your daughter to fend for herself" then I think you might be missing the intent both of the author of the review and of Giles.
btw, thank you for responding to my question. While I can appreciate your disagreement with Giles’ style and his “rowdiness” I will respectfully disagree with your assessment that his thoughts on raising righteous and rowdy daughters are “pathetic”.
I’ll take your word for what sort of women Giles’ daughters have become. And since it’s obvious we men aren’t going to do our job, I suppose I’ll have to concede that we ought to at least equip our daughters to do it for us.
It’s disgraceful that we men have let it come to this, isn’t it? From what I’ve read of Giles, I suspect he wanted a son - or several. And I suspect he’d have done a great job of raising them to do man’s work.
But daughters ought not to be raised to do man’s work. It’s unmanly to expect it of them.
I think we also disagree as to whether a woman can be both. Even the Proverbs 31 woman is not a weak little fragile vessel that shrinks away from anything the world deems as "manly".
16 She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard. 17 She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.In the Hebrew kingdom society that King Lemuel learned of virtuous women from his mother, (why was Lem's father leaving the responsibility of teaching little Lemmy to mom instead of teaching him himself?), engaging in real estate transactions and then overseeing the planting of vineyards on that real estate would have been considered "men's work" and certainly not a proper activity for the little woman who should be back home birthing babies and cleaning house. Yet here she is, the virtuous woman out buying up real estate and planting the vineyard and girding up her loins with strength and strengthening up her arms as if she thought the men weren't doing their jobs.
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