Episode 17: Parents Just Don’t Understand

Episode 17

Should a father be able to compell his teenage daughter to watch classic films? Or does a 16-year-old deserve autonomy in her entertainment choices?

Episode notes

Should a father be able to compell his teenage daughter to watch classic films? Or does a 16-year-old deserve autonomy in her entertainment choices?

Plaintiff Avigayil brings this case against her father, Michael. You can find the evidence submitted by both parties after the jump.

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Avigayil’s Evidence

Exhibit A

Examples of movies Avigayil has been forced to watch and did not like:
The Magnificent Seven
The African Queen

Examples of movies that Avigayil has been forced to watch and did like:
The Untouchables
Duck Soup (Marx Brothers)

Examples of movies they have yet to watch that are being saved on Tivo:
Boys From Brazil
A Few Good Men

Michael’s Evidence

Exhibit A

An album of photos showing their movie-watching space, items showing cultural education, etc. View here.

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