I never had sons and did a poor job of educating my daughters as they witnessed their father abusing me. I took it for 17 years before I managed to leave. Money was the root of my not leaving sooner. I had hoped to have family support, but that didn't happen.
Thank you for this post. I am sharing on my page. I can hear one of my Dad's lectures when I was a teenager. I'd say something stupid and sexist in front of my mother. She wouldn't respond so at the time I didn't know I had crossed a line...until shortly thereafter my Dad took me aside. Yikes. Sure taught me quickly though.
It took a few such incidents before I got the whole picture which included making a comment while watching a family show where I would say something about a character's appearance.
Thanks Mom and Dad!!