So VERY important. I cannot stress enough about the dangers of allowing someone to continue to treat you wrong and justify it. You have worth and a right to be treated with the equal respect of everybody else. Your opinions matter, your beliefs matter, you matter, have confidence that they can't touch that. And don't be afraid to remind them of it. Don't let anyone treat you like you're nothing when you're anything and everything you choose to be. It's your life, own it.