I’ll just begin with stating that abuse is a very tough topic to get through, either by reading what goes on or experiencing it first hand. Justifiably not all “abuse” is with a malicious intent, some may only label it as abuse because they are not accustomed to the culture of physically painful discipline. But one step in that method of discipline can turn the situation upside down and it is then…ABUSE! The one’s doing this don’t even have the slightest idea that they have now stepped over boundaries because they are now caught in the moment.
Let us now take note of what happened in 2013, a father took wires and whipped his two teenage daughters mercilessly, as a video camera was recording, also in an effort to discipline them. Some viewers watched in horror, but others watched and agreed with the father. Before I ask if you agree or disagree I will let you in on what triggered the father’s rage. The two daughters allegedly made a video of them doing a popular dance called “twerking.” This dance move involves very sexually explicit movement of the backside, which may seem suitable for a much older audience. The father may have been feeling shame and disappointment on himself as a father, ashamed that he did not teach his daughters better. To be whipped or beaten is a form of discipline that has been passed down for many years and this is the method the father took. Now, being that you have seen the fault and the action taken, do you think this father went over board? Personally I do not believe in humiliation of a youth because they are under many influences, but with that said does not excuse what they did, it also does not excuse the father.
Another video would be of a young teenage boy who I felt was viciously beaten by his pal’s mom! Wow, first off, this is not even this lady’s son. Not only was he beaten by his friend’s mom but his brothers also. What in the world could he have possibly done to provoke this? Well, let’s look at the situation. His friend’s mother has been to prison and has learned her lesson about prison-life, she has straightened up and moved on. One afternoon she took her son and his friend to the local mall where his friend saw he had no money but wanted something that cost $2.00, he then foolishly decided to sneak the item into his mom’s purse and she was caught. To make a long story short, they all went back to her house and beat the crap out of him. Fair or simply UNJUST? She would have a valid reason to take action but the action she chose was despicable seeing that this is not her child, and in doing so she was at risk of going back to prison.
Take a look at these two situations, which one is right, and which one is wrong, unless they are both wrong…or they could both be right? It’s your personal discretion, I’m only bringing it to your attention.