Sunday, July 26, 2009

Definition of "Violence" - FAIL!

Saw this comment on DPF's latest S59 post - and the post is very good.

But the first commenter "hubris" thought he'd try and be clever by quoting definitions of violence.

Unfortunately, he forgets that there are actually 4 circumstances under which "violence" can be used on children.

No one is saying that parents cannot use "physical force against self or other, compelling action against one's will on pain of being hurt". Actions falling under this definition constitute a large part of what is called "parenting". There are actually circumstances where not using "violence" will place a parent in trouble for child neglect.

They're just saying that parent's can't correct their children using force.


1 comment:

  1. oh, please...

    "definition of violence from Wikipedia..."