Jeca, and others, if you are interested, throughout this thread no one has responded to these issues:
|Originally posted by tabitha
i think human (including baby humans) rights violations are a very big deal.
if it is ok for a parent to pierce a baby's ears or cut off their foreskin, what else is ok? do parents OWN babies? where to children start having rights of their own? just when it comes to neglect, incest, abuse? or should their rights begin where ours begin- if they are equally human? who decides what is "just a little hole" or "just a cultural thing"?
there is just no way my position and questions can be interpreted they way you claim, especially since it doesnt seem anyone who is in favor of ear piercing wants to respond to them. why not? nothing to say? honestly, i wouldnt persist in posting these questions if i didnt really want to know what you (and others) think.
are children equally as human as adults, entitled to the same basic human rights? i am sure we can all agree it is not within, say, our husband or partner's rights to modify OUR bodies without our consent. we're adults, you know, we have rights?