What’s a really fucked up thing you’ve witnessed as a kid but didn’t realise it was until you were older?

my mom hates girls, she treats them as if they are disgusting and filthy. I was always treated differently than my brother growing up, she would burn me with cigarettes, hit me with brooms. she would tell me its just because girls are brought up differently and its normal. she now watches my niece and nephews that my brother adopted from our half sister, my mom treats just my niece the same way when I was growing up. it didn’t click until i saw her doing the same shit to my niece, that it was abuse. things are OK now, my brother has his own home and my mom doesnt watch them anymore. still hurts how disgusting and terrible my mom is. i cant forgive her.

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