Originally Posted by 4inMyHeart3inArms
so its a bad attitude that people spoke up to stop slavery and stop men from hitting their wives? I guess I definitely disagree then! I think that is an excellent attitude, and I am only speaking of speaking up on things along that playing feild. I am not saying that it would be patriotic to tell someone what color car to drive or how to tie their shoes - but if we make a law that no one can take their hand, lift it, bring it down in connection with another person, with the intent of inflicting pain or otherwise, without the other person consent (consent that is gained without emotional manipulation) then that law should apply to ALL people. At one time it only applied to white men. Then only men. Then only adults. Now its adults and animals... it's wrong to want to speak up so that eventually the idea of humane treatment extends to children as well? Thats a bad attitude to have? Guess I have a bad attitude then. I suppose some people think Rosa Parks had a bad attitude as well. I bet a lot of women got hit back in the day for the same kind of bad attitude. I mean really, how dare someone have the audactiy to suggest that another human deserves to be treated without physical threat? (sarcasm of course, well coming from me anyway it is, apparently other people think this way in all seriousness)
What in the world does this have anything to do with whether or not you tell people that when they should feed solids to their children or vaccinate them?
How are you getting that people are saying that slavery and domestic violence is okay because they don't feel the compulsion to offer unsolicited parenting advice to everyone?
I think I'm bugging out of this thread, this has veered a little too much into extremeland for me. I still think that fighting and debating with people over their parenting is likely to be counterproductive than anything else. This does not mean I condone violence or slavery, because I don't. If it's dangerous, then call the cops or CPS or intervene directly yourself. If it's perhaps not "best" but isn't abuse or neglect (like formula feeding), then if you don't call everyone out who isn't doing everything exactly to your standards, it doesn't mean that you condone domestic violence and would prefer to still be living under Jim Crow.