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firstly, can I just say that this is an appauling act of animal cruelty and I hope she gets the book thrown at her.
Secondly...how does this differ (much) from parents getting their young children (by which i mean toddler age) piercings?
selling the kittens online, stemming the blood flow in their tales...simply the act of giving piercings to those who are unaware.
everything that woman has done to her cats is absolutely shocking, and deserves punishment.
I was just saying that, since kids dont have tails like, and aren't advertised for sale online, those particular criteria aren't applicable to them.
But yeah, kids being forced to. piercings when they have no idea. not cool.
Would you rather get your ears pierced during adolescence, when you will no doubt experience the pain in the fullest sense, or at a stage in your life when you are barely self-aware? The idea that piercing a young child's ears is cruel makes assumptions about the nature of pain, and indeed of experience in general, which may well not be valid.
Sorry if I faltered.
it's about "mutilating" someone who can't give consent. bit like circumcision.
How many girls are going to resent their parents for doing it to them? From the parent's point of view, it's virtually zero risk.
i refuse to believe that is true.
At least during adolescence or older you can make a conscious decision of your own to do something to your body, rather than leave it to someone else and therefore have it as a part of you as you are growing up. Though i concede this is necessary sometimes (e.g. vaccinations), piercing someone at such a young age as to have no consent and for the sole purpose of beautification isn't on, imho.
Have I just dreamt this?
but i can think of at least 3 or 4 friends who don't. and i don't have that many friends. it's not excessively harmful, sure, but it does seem unnecessary and kinda gives the impression of kids being used as accessories. which isn't a great thing.
just a bit less permanent. that said, anyone who has kids is inevitably going to fuck them up in some way... if the worst your parents did to you was pierce your ears you probably have it pretty good
as in the whole of the child population. Note to self: no more strongbow.
But even then I'd argue that that doesn't justify it. Say what, 4 out 5 of five kids whose ears are pierced would've got them done anyway - where does that leave the other one fifth? They've basically been subjected to something they didn't need, nor didn't want. The other 4/5 will probably experience the pain of piercings later in life anywho.
If parents don't pierce their kids ears, then it is entirely up to them as they grow up. If they want it so much that their willing to go through the pain, then so be it. If not, then cest la vie.
Parents wouldnt do it with tattoos; they shouldn't do it with piercings.
Much higher. It's almost taken for granted that a woman will have pierced ears. If it were 4 in 5 or 9 in 10 or 19 in 20, I'd agree with you, but it's not. The piercing of ears is a cosmetic gesture embedded into our society maybe like no other. How many girls are going to think "That pierced-ear look? Not for me", and decide against it on that basis? Most likely, they'll decide they're not really bothered one way or the other and therefore avoid the inconvenience of getting it done, but with that in mind, if you have a child whose ears are pierced without their consent, at worst they'll grow up to be apathetic about the matter. Sure, in some other society where the process isn't as common, it could be considered cruel to inflict it about a child, but that's not the society we live in.