Wow. I’m afraid of what my daughters may have to go through when they grow up.
One thing though, I’ve been in your boyfriend’s position. When I saw a man disrespecting my girlfriend at the time like that, all I saw was red and wanted to stomp that guy to a pulp, but there’s always that voice in the back of your head that tells a man that we’ve been taught and told not to handle things that way anymore. I wonder if that’s what was going through your boyfriend’s head at the time?
I do hear your message loud and clear though. The part that really troubles me is that I think I’ve sat and watched my friends talk to women in these ways and done nothing. I feel horrible about that, now.