My parents didn't let me watch TV or get a phone or anything like that for most of my life. I used to scorn them for it because I was constantly living under a rock but now I appreciate it more than anything. I'm 18, and some of the ideas that kids are exposed to and brainwashed into believing are normal... they're so misogynist and totally inappropriate.

As a fellow rock dweller I agree.

It wasn't until I was way older in my 20's that I discovered a lot of crap that was hidden from me and I'm pretty sure it would have traumatized younger me because it upsets me now! Kids are fed all kind of BS and it's so friggin' easy for them to be swept up. Parents need to monitor their kids, especially their sons.