|Originally posted by Lucysmama
None of the pro-piercing moms have addressed the issue of alleged disrespect for their children's bodies....wondering how you all feel about that.
How can you pierce your babies and then honestly feel that you respect their bodies as their own? Don't you see how disrespectful it is to alter a person's body without their permission? Even if the hole will close over, they are still left with scars on otherwise perfect ears. What kind of message are you sending to your child about their bodies? Is it a message that they need to be altered/scarred/jeweled to be acceptable? How can you scar them for life (no pun intended) without asking them? I just don't understand the logic there.... :
I do not think piercing a whole in a baby's ear is a mutilation. (Anymore than an adult getting herself 20 piercings in her ear is.) I do think cutting off the pieces of genitals is.
Here is what I don't get.
If adults get themselves pierced? Aren't they "mutilating" themselves by your logic? EVEN with full consent! If you are saying it's a mutilation, THEN it's a mutilation. Period.
"How can you pierce YOUR body and then honestly feel that you respect yourself?
Don't you see how disrespectful
it is to yourself to do that?
Even if the hole closes over, you are still left with scars
on an otherwise perfect body
What kind of message
are you sending to your child if you are covered in piercings?
Is it a message that you need to be altered/scarred/jeweled
to be acceptable?
And back to something I brought up way back, was it psychologist Alice Miller, who proposed that piercings WAS an unconscious form of self-hatred. Why are women willing (gleefully) piercing their own nipples?
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I really don't care that adult women are covered in piercing (from their breasts to their genitals) and tatoos. It is your body, but if you are calling a piercing a "mutilation" well..... I don't see how you can't see the possibility in adult piercings.
No adult self-piercer wants to admit that they have caused harm to themselves (or even CONSIDER the possibility. It's all good in their eyes). They just don't see it that way. Is it any surprise that mothers who pierce their daughters don't either? Why is that so hard to understand?