New research from Britain (here) suggests a strong correlation between having a daughter and holding feminist views, particularly for fathers. While this may have been slow in coming for my own father, who only recently stopped (at my urging) referring to opposing counsel as “lady lawyers,” it is certainly true to some limited extent for my brother in law, who I would lovingly describe as a fascist. Conservative in every way that you can imagine, he is, oddly enough, a wonderful father to his daughters and has consistently told them that they could be whatever they wanted to be in life. We disagree about pretty much everything, but I do believe that he has been a good father and, at the very least, an equality feminist. So, happy early Father’s Day to my brother-in-law, who will assuredly never read this post, because he wouldn’t be caught dead on a feminist web site.