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|"How can you pierce your children without their consent? I want to know what makes you believe that you are in charge of this decision."|
|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.... :
|Originally posted by Mothra
I will say, though, that I'm surprised at how much I want to have my daughter's ears pierced. But they are not my ears to pierce. If she wants them pierced when she is older, I'll have it done at a professional piercing shop with a needle, not with a gun that cannot be properly sterilized.
mu·ti·late ( P ) Pronunciation Key (mytl-t)
tr.v. mu·ti·lat·ed, mu·ti·lat·ing, mu·ti·lates
To deprive of a limb or an essential part; cripple.
To disfigure by damaging irreparably: mutilate a statue. See Synonyms at batter1.
To make imperfect by excising or altering parts.