Disgusting 'punishments' that parents need to stop doing to their children

• Spankings (especially in public)

• Making them eat soap

• Switching

• Locking them in closets/pet cages

• Making them go to bed without dinner



Sonic Boom: A “Dude, Not Funny” moment

Watching “Sole Power” right now, and there was a moment that just made me really, really upset.

At the end of that montage where Tails is examining Sonic, Sonic kicked Tails all the way across the room. And I’m pretty sure he did it on purpose.

Seriously, why is no one talking about that? Was that supposed to be funny? Is there some joke in there that I’m not getting? Please, tell me! Am I looking into this too deeply? I need to know! I need clarification!

Maybe it was an accident. Then again, even if it was an accident, Sonic didn’t seem to be showing much remorse for doing so.

I’m starting to become afraid this series might turn into Teen Titans Go after all. Or worse.

literally tho theres a post that exploded on tumblr (now deleted by OP) essentially saying kevin spacey was a rapist and drugged mega young like ‘barely looked legal’ people for sex and then the follow up post apologising for this by the OP is obviously not gonna get as many notes

like how has that not annoyed anyone? he was labelled a rapist from rumours led by an internet hate campaign against spacey in which the main instigator was sentenced 18months or s/t and said she was mentally ill and apologised

im actually mad about this ohm ygod no research went into that tumblr post and now people on this site literally believe the rumours created by these homophobic people on those disgusting sites

What New Stats Show About The School To Prison Pipeline For Black Girls Is Worse Than Anyone Could Have Imagined 

Judging by the statistics, the national focus on the troubled plight of Black boys with initiatives like President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper may be missing a real crisis that’s hidden in plain sight: Black girls are treated even more harshly in American schools than Black boys when compared to their white counterparts—leading to them now being the fastest growing population in the juvenile justice system.

The numbers are jarring: Black girls across the country were suspended six times more often than white girls, compared to Black boys being suspended three times more often than white boys, according to the U.S. Department of Education’s analysis of the 2011-2012 school year.

Only 2 percent of white females were subjected to exclusionary suspensions, compared to 12 percent of Black girls.

Because males are suspended in greater numbers than females, the harsh treatment of Black boys tends to draw all the attention. But a new report by the African American Policy Forum and Columbia Law School called “Black Girls Matter: Pushed Out, Overpoliced, and Underprotected” shines a spotlight on Black girls in public school, playing particular attention to what happens to them in the New York City and Boston school systems.


Here’s a little mind exercise

If you think it’s okay for parents to use “light” corporal punishment against their kids, let me ask you this:

Do you think it’s okay for a teacher to use the same “light” corporal punishment against a child in their class who misbehaves?

Do you think it’s okay for police officers to use “light” corporal punishment against people in the streets who committing violations?

Do you think it’s okay for correctional officers to use “light” corporal punishment against prisoners in a correctional institute?

Do you think it’s okay for a man to use “light” corporal punishment against his wife when she does something that he considers disobedient?

If not, why do you find it acceptable for a parent to inflict any level of pain and fear against a child as a form of discipline, but not when the situation is a non-parent with a child, or an adult with another adult?  What makes parents hitting children an acceptable scenario but not the rest?



In regards to this video where the little girl tries to explain that her mother tied her arms up and hung her in a closet. The mother said it was from rubber bands, but the girl has marks on her ankle and stomach too.


This little girl is most likely living with an abusive mother and her mothers boyfriend. The person that posted this has a brother who is the little girls father which is why he is able to see her still after these videos have been blown up. You can go on her page and see more videos and other posts about the girl. After this blowing up you can’t imagine what this little girl is going through!

Tereszka who grew up in a concentration camp was asked to draw “home” and what she drew was scribbles. It shows how the horrors of the concentration camp warped her mind. This photograph was taken by David Seymour in 1948. 

anonymous asked:

Can you provide evidence that beating is harmful to children? No, seriously; not trying to claim your argument is bad. It is just, it is difficult to convince my uncles to change their habits with my younger cousins.

Spanking tends to increase child aggression 

Physical punishment encourages kids to continue the cycle of abuse.

Children who were hit are at a higher risk for criminal behavior

Physical punishment doesn’t actually curb behavior.

Physical punishment is associated with increased odds of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, alcohol and drug abuse/dependence, and several personality disorders.

etc. etc. etc. I mean you can google this all but here’s some shit from scientific journals.

Also, even if it did work, WHICH IT DOESN’T, there are other ways that actually work, that don’t involve abusing people

It’d be saying, that you don’t care about non-abusive methods, because you WOULD rather abuse your child, or person in your care.

Malawi has passed a law banning child marriage, raising the minimum age to 18 in a country where half of girls end up as child brides.
Women rights campaigners hailed the move as “a great day for Malawian girls” and said the law would help boost development in one of the world’s poorest countries.
But they warned Malawi would not end child marriage without concerted efforts to tackle poverty and end harmful traditional practices like early sexual initiations.
"This law is extremely crucial because child marriage is a big, big problem in our country,"said parliamentarian Jessie Kabwila who helped push for the new legislation.
"The country will for the first time clearly articulate that we are saying ‘No’ to childmarriage."
Malawi has one of the world’s highest rates of child marriage. Half of girls wed before their 18th birthday and nearly one in eight is married by 15.
Early marriage not only deprives girls of education and opportunities, but also increases the risk of death or serious childbirth injuries if they have babies before their bodies are ready.  Child brides are also at greater risk of domestic and sexual violence.
"This law is very important because of the number of girls who drop out of school because they are going to get married, and because of the high numbers of girls who are dying when they are giving birth," Kabwila told Thomson Reuters Foundation in a phone interview.
"We cannot talk about development if we have child marriage. Women’s empowerment is a crucial player in development and women cannot be empowered if they are not educated."


This really rubs me the wrong way. It seems dangerously close to justifying abuse. (from etsy, found on pinterest).


To me, this does justify abuse. It says in more words, that love is stalking and distrust…I mean, when you get this from your parent, how are you supposed to know that it’s not ok in general?

I’m sure I’ll have some people jumping all over me about how I’m overreacting or it’s supposed to be cute or whatever (just like they did about a post a few years ago about a dad and his shot gun in regards to his daughter…AW SO CUTE GUN VIOLENCE TO PROTECT THE WIMMINZ) but I don’t care. I’m from an abusive household where this type of mentality and actions were acted out and it wasn’t fucking cute. 

A few things:

• no one deserves to be abused

• emotional abuse is just as valid as any other kind of abuse


• abuse leaves physical/emotional scars and it can take years to heal from them

• abuse is NOT the victim’s fault

• some types of abuse can be hard to detect at first

• your feelings and needs are valid and you deserve to be loved, even if you’re told otherwise



Oakland County Child Killer

Between 1976 and 1977, an unidentified killer stalked the roads of sleepy Oakland County, Michigan, abducting and killing at least four children, two girls and two boys: Mark Stebbins, 12, Jill Robinson, 12, Kristine Mihelich, 10, and Timothy King, 11. Mark was strangled and sexually assaulted with an object. Jill was killed by a shotgun blast to the face, Kristine was smothered, and Timothy suffocated and assaulted in the same fashion as Mark. 

Each child had been held captive for several days before being murdered, and laid out neatly where they were meant to be found. Jill Robinson was found within view of a police station. The killings resulted in a mass paranoia in the area; children were rarely left alone for a second, and at least one innocent man was beaten for the mistake of talking to a child.

A massive investigation heralded several suspects, but no solid case has ever been built. Recently, some have come to believe noted serial killer John Wayne Gacy has been implicated in the murders, but it seems unlikely, as it did not match his modus operandi of raping and killing older teenage boys. In 1978, the killing stopped cold.

Perhaps the most chilling aspect of the case was a letter written by Timothy King’s mother in the “Detroit News”. Marion King begged her son’s captor to let him go so that he might return home and enjoy his favorite meal, Kentucky Fried Chicken. When the boy’s body was found, an autopsy showed that the killer had fed him fried chicken. (Source)

I’m pretty disgusted with the “My parents hit me and I’m fine,” defense while people are saying that they were spanked and they AREN’T fine; that they were spanked and they still feel lasting effects of it, mentally and physically. 

If you don’t feel that you were harmed by getting hit, great, but why are you trying to silence people who are saying that they’re harmed by it; people who are trying to speak out against the abuse they endured. 

Really all you accomplish is silencing abuse victims.

Faith-Healer Parents Who Let Their Child Die Should Go to Jail

By Jerry A. Coyne

In America, 43 of the 50 U.S. states confer some type of civil or criminal immunity on parents who injure their children by withholding medical care on religious grounds. If your child has diabetes or a severe infection, and you pray for her instead of giving her insulin or antibiotics, she’ll probably die, but you’re largely off the legal hook. But that immunity doesn’t apply if you injure your child by withholding medical care for nonreligious reasons; for that, you can be prosecuted for neglect, abuse, or even manslaughter. This privileging of religion is dangerous to children—and has killed many of them. In Idaho, for instance, parents are immunized against prosecution for involuntary manslaughter or negligent homicide when they let their kids die in the name of faith. In fact, parents there can’t be prosecuted for anything if they rely solely on faith healing.

The Followers of Christ, a Pentacostal and literalistic sect of Christianity that rejects all medical care (including the use of midwives) in favor of prayer, flourishes in both Oregon and Idaho. But those neighboring states differ strongly in how they deal with faith-based treatment. In 2011, Oregon eliminated all religious exemptions from required medical care. In that state, members of faith-healing sects, like the parents of 13-year-old Syble Rossiter, have been convicted of manslaughter for relying on prayer instead of doctors. Rossiter, who had juvenile-onset diabetes, met a particularly horrible death, one completely avoidable had she been given insulin.

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