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Sister tells mom that brother is a 'bigoted incel.' Mom says 'don't parent my son.'

Sister tells mom that brother is a 'bigoted incel.' Mom says 'don't parent my son.'


When this sister is concerned for her brother, she asks Reddit:

'AITA for arguing with my mother over my younger brother’s excessive and weird use of the internet?'

So my 14 year old brother has unlimited 24/7 internet access and you can probably guess how well that goes.

idk who/what he’s been talking to but he’s been agreeing with some... straight up dangerous world views, I’ve known for awhile that he’s obsessed with people like Andrew Tate but it’s kind of beyond that at this point.

He’ll say that he believes that women are objects and he’s absolutely dead serious, he’ll say some more bigoted incel stuff that I don’t feel like repeating but he’s absolutely becoming the worst kind of extremist you can possibly imagine.

I got into an argument with my mom after I tried to show her some of the things he’s been tweeting and posting on instagram and she doesn’t find any of it disturbing at all. She's like 'don't parent him.'

She straight up says he’s just a kid. I should relax. He's allowed to develop his own political opinions and whatever, this frustrates me so much omg. AITA?

Let's find out.

oneconfidence writes:

NTA and I hope you’re safe. It sounds like your mom is letting the internet raise him. Please screenshot his weird posts in case you need them for proof of something in the future.

somekunst writes:

NTA. Kids can develop their own political views, but it's not something that becomes set in stone.Guidance is essential for kids.

Letting a 14yo find that material isn't necessarily bad, but yeh, guidance isn't interference - political views change depending on other input, and a person should be able to change their political views throughout their lives if they need to.

Giving a kid the internet and then refusing to guide them through it means that the kid is being denied the means with which they can assess information and make informed choices.

Right now your brother is being a little incel fanboy - he deserves to be introduced to critical thinking skills so he doesn't get swamped and become a crazed fanatic.

Well, looks like OP is NTA. What do YOU think?

Sources: Reddit
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