|Many MDC mamas complain about being criticized for NIP, for cosleeping, for babywearing, for choosing homebirth, etc.
All of which are not acts of violence. I do get offended when my parenting is harrassed when I am not doing anything detremental to my daughter. Those examples are moot imo...I sort of see your point in that we shouldn't criticize others' parenting when we feel so criticized for other things... however when it crosses the line into violence, I will "criticize", or how I see it, advocate on behalf of the child in question, or adult, or animal, whoever the victim is.
The fact that violence against children is "mainstream" doesn't make it right and I for one, won't sit back and watch it happen.
|(I also think there is a difference between spanking a diapered butt and backhanding your wife.
See, I see no difference. Sure, one may say there is a difference in how bad it may physically hurt in the moment, but to me, violence is violence, shame is shame-- putting your hands on someone with the intent to control or to hurt them (even emotionally) is never okay with me.