Woman Stands up to Sexist FIL at Family Dinner

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A woman hosted a family dinner to announce her pregnancy but things went sour when her father-in-law demanded to be served first. When the woman offered to serve her injured father, he complained that she wasn't serving him as well. The woman refused to serve him, telling him he could starve. While most of the family agreed with her, her own father thought she was disrespectful and should apologize. Do you think she was in the wrong? Share your thoughts below.

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Woman stands up to sexist FIL at family dinner 😎

A pregnant woman and her husband hosted a family dinner to share the good news with their loved ones. However, things took an unexpected turn when the woman's father-in-law made sexist comments about women serving men at the table. The woman, who was sitting next to her father and sister, offered to serve her father's plate because he has a damaged nerve in his right hand. When the father-in-law demanded to be served, the woman refused, causing him to storm out of the dinner. While her family supported her, she's now questioning if her response was disrespectful. Read on to see what people are saying about her actions.

Woman stands up to entitled, sexist FIL at family dinner 💪

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Woman stands up to sexist FIL at family dinner 💪

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NTA stands up to sexist FIL at dinner like a legend 💪

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Dad's mixed signals vs. commenter's kudos for 'shiny spine'.

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Dinner drama with a sexist FIL and a forgotten announcement

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Setting boundaries with sexist FIL, supportive husband and MIL drama

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Using baby talk on FIL? 🤔

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Standing up to sexist FIL at family dinner, NTA wins.

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Victory at dinner! 🎉 Sexist FIL excluded, peace prevailed 🕊️

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Breaking tradition for sexist FIL at dinner 🍴👎

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Commenter expected worse, but supports OP's actions. 👍

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Standing up to sexist FIL 👏🏽👏🏽 Good on you!

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Breaking tradition: A powerful message for gender equality ✊

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Woman stands up to sexist FIL at family dinner. NTA.

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Empathetic comment with helpful tips for a difficult situation.

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Fighting back against sexist assumptions - you go girl! 👊

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Asserting authority in your own house. NTA wins 🏆

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Taking a stand against entitled in-laws 💪

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DH's responsibility to serve FIL, problem solved after insult. NTA.

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Standing up against sexist FIL at dinner. NTA wins!

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Stand up to sexist FIL at family dinner, NTA.

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Epic clapback to sexist FIL, NTA x1,000,000 👏🏼🚫🧔🏻

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Empowering support for woman standing up to sexist FIL ✌🏻

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Empowering response to sexist behavior. 👍🏼

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Agreeing with the commenter's NTA and empathizing with them 😨

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Shutting down sexism: one family dinner at a time 👊

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Standing up to sexist FIL at family dinner. You go girl! 💪

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Standing up to a sexist FIL like a boss 👏🏼

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Woman shuts down sexist FIL at family dinner 💪

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Empathetic comment supports woman standing up to sexist FIL👏

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Standing up to sexist family members 🙅‍♀️👏

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Serve him baby portions for his baby behavior 🍼😂

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Standing up to sexist behavior: A win for women 👊👩

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Woman shuts down sexist father-in-law at dinner. #GirlPower 💪

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Don't give in to sexist relatives. You're not the a**hole! 👊

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Woman confronts sexist FIL at family dinner. Not the a**hole.

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Kindness is not an invitation for entitlement 👏🏼

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Woman shuts down sexist FIL and gets deserved congratulations 👏

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Standing up to sexist FIL - NTA reigns supreme! ✊

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Woman shuts down sexist FIL at family dinner 💪

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Setting boundaries with in-laws 💪

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Standing up to a sexist FIL like a boss! 💪🏼

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Stand your ground against rude in-laws. 🙅‍♀️

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Breaking the cycle of sexism in families. 👊

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Woman stands up to sexist FIL at family dinner

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Setting boundaries with a misogynistic FIL at family dinner 🚫👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

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Sassy response shuts down sexist FIL at family dinner 🙌

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Woman shuts down entitled FIL at dinner, asks valid question 🤔

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Setting boundaries with family - NTA wins the battle 👊

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Standing up to sexist FIL at family dinner, NTA wins 👏

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Woman shuts down sexist FIL at dinner 💪👏

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Setting boundaries with family 😊

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Standing up to bigotry 👏 - NTA wins family dinner

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You owned the dinner table! 🙌 NTA wins!

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Standing up to sexist FIL: NTA shuts down megadouche 🤜👊

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Stand your ground against sexist family members. 👊

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Setting boundaries with family: bravery at its finest 👏

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Not the a-hole for standing up to sexist FIL 👏

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Breaking etiquette and standing up to sexism. 👍🏼

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Standing up to sexism at family dinner. 👏

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Standing up to sexist FIL, NTA. 💪

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Standing up to sexist in-laws like a boss! 👏

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Woman shuts down sexist FIL 👏

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Standing up to sexism, not catering to mistreatment. 👏

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Standing up to entitled in-laws like a boss 👊

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Standing up to sexist FIL at family dinner, NTA wins.

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Commenter's harsh words receive no response 🤐

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Empowered woman shuts down sexist FIL with grace and humor 👏

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