Moms of boys have mixed emotions over misconduct saga

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Moms of boys have mixed emotions over misconduct saga

“I worry what kind of man I’m raising and how he’ll treat women and girls later in his life,” says Danielle Campoamor, talking about her 3-year-old son, Matthias, in Tomahawk, Wis. Campoamor, 30, who is already taking Matthias to speaking engagements where sexual misconduct is discussed. “Does he understand? No,” she said. “But it won’t be a taboo topic later on. I hope he’ll have the courage to stand up for what’s right.”
From left, Zaden Ruggiero-Boune, Cynthia Boune, Ron Ruggiero and Justus Ruggiero-Boune live in Wilton, Calif. Cynthia said she and her husband set out early in parenthood to raise their two sons in a way that would spare them from sexist attitudes and cultivate respect for women and girls. “Recently, with all the sexual harassment news, we of course have had a lot of family discussions and thanks goodness our parenting style was validated,” Boune says. “My boys were disgusted by the attitudes of predatory men and the fact that they have gotten away with these behaviors for so long.”

Moms of boys have mixed emotions over misconduct saga

“I worry what kind of man I’m raising and how he’ll treat women and girls later in his life,” says Danielle Campoamor, talking about her 3-year-old son, Matthias, in Tomahawk, Wis. Campoamor, 30, who is already taking Matthias to speaking engagements where sexual misconduct is discussed. “Does he understand? No,” she said. “But it won’t be a taboo topic later on. I hope he’ll have the courage to stand up for what’s right.”
From left, Zaden Ruggiero-Boune, Cynthia Boune, Ron Ruggiero and Justus Ruggiero-Boune live in Wilton, Calif. Cynthia said she and her husband set out early in parenthood to raise their two sons in a way that would spare them from sexist attitudes and cultivate respect for women and girls. “Recently, with all the sexual harassment news, we of course have had a lot of family discussions and thanks goodness our parenting style was validated,” Boune says. “My boys were disgusted by the attitudes of predatory men and the fact that they have gotten away with these behaviors for so long.”
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