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What is your opinion? Abuse? Culturally acceptable?

Posted by on Jun. 15, 2014 at 10:35 AM
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How do you feel about this type of body modification in children?



by on Jun. 15, 2014 at 10:35 AM
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OwlNuggets
by HAIL NUGGY! on Jun. 15, 2014 at 10:36 AM
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The children decide for themselves if they want to do it and are never forced into it and can stop any time they choose...There's a documentary about it.

danie24
by Ruby Member on Jun. 15, 2014 at 10:37 AM
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I think it's horrible.

PPCLC
by Platinum Member on Jun. 15, 2014 at 10:38 AM
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It's hard to make a determination, honestly, when it's a matter of cultural acceptance for one faction of the world that is not acceptable to other factions.

Some things we as a society that might find abusive, requires a need to educate ourselves on before determining that it's wrong based on what we see and know that our own culture does not do.

TrouserMouse
by on Jun. 15, 2014 at 10:39 AM
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At what age can a child actually decide for themselves?  They are impressionable and can be influenced by what is considered a standard of beauty.  If a little girl is in a society wear earrings are considered pretty, they often want earrings.  There is no way there isn't an influence.

Quoting OwlNuggets:

The children decide for themselves if they want to do it and are never forced into it and can stop any time they choose...There's a documentary about it.


Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jun. 15, 2014 at 10:40 AM
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It's no more abuse then those people who cut off a part of their child's genitals here in the western society.

I am against any sort of body modification to children. If your an adult then do whatever you want to your body.

The term adult is subjective by-the-way.
OwlNuggets
by HAIL NUGGY! on Jun. 15, 2014 at 10:41 AM
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They're 5 years old when they can decide to do the modification. Once done, they can decide to remove the rings if they so choose because the people of this culture are very much FOR allowing their daughters to have a voice and opinion. Their culture considers the rings beautiful and most little girls WANT them, anyway.

Quoting TrouserMouse:

At what age can a child actually decide for themselves?  They are impressionable and can be influenced by what is considered a standard of beauty.  If a little girl is in a society where earrings are considered pretty, they often want earrings.  There is no way there isn't an influence.

Quoting OwlNuggets:

The children decide for themselves if they want to do it and are never forced into it and can stop any time they choose...There's a documentary about it.



B1Bomber
by Platinum Member on Jun. 15, 2014 at 10:43 AM
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Unhealthy, certainly, but the standards of beauty in most cultures include unhealthy aspects. The US standard of beauty has spawned eating disorders and people who think it's acceptable to call their own children ugly.

TrouserMouse
by on Jun. 15, 2014 at 10:43 AM
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That's my point. They want them because they have been taught that it is what is considered beautiful.  It isn't much different than a girl wanting earrings in our society. They can choose to have them or not have them if they like. They can take them out.  They still aren't making these decisions without an extrinsic influence.  

Quoting OwlNuggets:

They're 5 years old when they can decide to do the modification. Once done, they can decide to remove the rings if they so choose because the people of this culture are very much FOR allowing their daughters to have a voice and opinion. Their culture considers the rings beautiful and most little girls WANT them, anyway.

Quoting TrouserMouse:

At what age can a child actually decide for themselves?  They are impressionable and can be influenced by what is considered a standard of beauty.  If a little girl is in a society where earrings are considered pretty, they often want earrings.  There is no way there isn't an influence.

Quoting OwlNuggets:

The children decide for themselves if they want to do it and are never forced into it and can stop any time they choose...There's a documentary about it.


SlightlyPerfect
by Babushka Blockparty on Jun. 15, 2014 at 10:45 AM

Disgusting.


Maks1mommy
by Ruby Member on Jun. 15, 2014 at 10:45 AM
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Im stupid but... can the old woman hold up her head with out those rings? I want to see a picture. Doesn't that cause back problems? Holy crap I'm worked up.
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