An interesting parallel. I’ve always thought that parents needed to accept responsibility for at least some of the violence against women problem. But especially the moms – their action (and inaction) has a profound influence on boys’ attitudes and behaviour.
You know when you have a puppy and people warn you not to let it do anything as a puppy that you don’t want it doing as an adult?
That applies to children too!
Here’s another way to look at it: If a grown-up you didn’t know behaved like your kid is behaving now… would you think it was OK?