Pretty true... in fact, look at how many men literally "marry their mother" if she was high spirited and independent, he marries the similar female type and admires that in them. Abuse is a whole different ball of wax, that messes kids up big time no telling how they will turn out, but I believe statistics show abused kids often become abusive. I think also a lot has to do with the way the father teaches the son how to treat women... all based on what I've seen in my observations.
If mom was in your life the entire time, since u were born, then she is going to be implanted as "woman". She raised you! Of course your mother is going to have a huge influence in your adult life and what u see as good, or attractive. But of course, NOT ALWAYS. With humans, there is always exceptions. More often though, things that mon did that u liked (cooking easy example) u are also going to like in other women. The way mom was treated in front of you, and all the things u saw, also have the same effect. If mom was beaten up, u are more likely to accept this behavior as acceptable. Ya knoe?