I want to say I'm surprised that this story sprung from ultra-conservative loins of Utah, but I'm not.

On Monday, Utah man Steve Mackintosh wanted to take his family out for dinner followed by a fun, wholesome evening of mini golf — that was until his teen daughter decided she would be wearing her "slutty" shorts (his words, allegedly) for the outing. Under Mackintosh family rules, short shorts are verboten:

In our family we have pretty definite modesty guidelines; No mid-drift or low-cut shirts, no short-shorts, short skirts and we even go as far as saying no sleeveless shirts unless playing sports or on the beach.

(Because everyone know what happens when women wear sleeveless tops! Heck, I'm at work right now and I can't keep my male coworkers off me because my Mom-eqsue sleeveless denim button up is making me so damn enticing!)

Under the guise of being "a dad who loves his daughters," Mackintosh decided to put an end to his daughter's harlotry by beating her at her own game and donning a pair of Slutty McSlutty-Shorts himself — supposedly to "teach her a lesson," or something. The resulting outfit not only made Mackintosh look like a fool — it made him an internet sensation. And that makes my heart weep for humanity.

Luckily, Mackintosh admits that his daughter "didn’t seem to care...like [he] had hoped she would" — to which I say, you go, Mackintosh daughter! Mackintosh, on the other hand, was pretty butthurt about not juicing an emotional respose out of his child:

There was no “Dad I get it” or “Dad you’re the best…. thanks for that awesome lesson.” ? I don’t think my object lesson of “modest is hottest” made the statement I had intended.

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Now, I'm not going to act like my dad was totally permissive and allowed me to wear whatever I wanted as a teen — but I was never shamed and called "slutty" by my own father, nor was I ever explicitly banned from wearing a certain outfit. My dad would express his dislike of whatever the current teenage fashion trend was at the time, but mostly he hated my heavy eye makeup because it made me look "goth." That was hardly harmful to my self-esteem. There's a big difference between a dad coming to terms with the fact his little girl is growing up and admitting to the world that you thoroughly examined how much fabric was between your daughter's shorts and her crotch.

Between this story and last week's eye-rolling tidbit about the mom who didn't want her sons lured by Instagram temptresses, I'm all sorts of mad with the conservative parent blog contingent in this country for perpetuating the "women as the gateway to sin" bullshit.

[Read the whole blog post here.]