I would like to apologize for being a man.
That being said, I felt that a .22 was the ideal caliber for my wife to learn to shoot with. She has no real interest in shooting, but I want here to have a basic understanding of safety, and a little marks(wo)manship because there are guns in the house, and always will be. I hope that after some practise she will start to have some fun and ask to try the bigger stuff.
Once again, I am deeply sorry for being a man.