This has been stirring in my head for the past month or so. There’s this recent uptake in the health community that having a child that is obese or overweight is considered child abuse.
Now, let’s take a step back here.
Why would you consider having a child as being overweight the ONLY form of… let’s call it “contemporary child abuse.”
Couldn’t you say that having a child at all would constitute as child abuse? As soon as they pop out of the womb, they are subjected to torture day in and day out. They must breathe polluted air. They have to deal with getting sick. They have to deal with everything that kids have to deal with. Why not call all of the problems that children have to deal with child abuse because their parents could’ve done something more to prevent anything from happening to them? They could have made them wash their hands after every contact with something that has germs on it. What if a child has a fever that goes to 103 and they are forced to take medicine that tastes bad?
I would even go so far as to say that if you allowed a child to be born with a birth defect, whether or not it was your fault, this would also constitute as child abuse, since you are now forcing your child to live with a defect. The “right thing” to do in this case would have been to abort the baby and save them years of “torture.”
Where does it end?
If people are considering having children that are overweight in any capacity as an allegation of child abuse, then why aren’t we looking at everything? Why don’t we just remove every single child under every single parent have them raised by the government?
It would certainly solve a lot of problems society has with children.
For example, the state will never pay to have their employees bring annoying little kids to Rated R movies. They will never be seen at the mall making loud crying noises or running around on the escalator at my job without someone getting angry at them.
They’ll be stuck in what is essentially a jail, and we’ll all be better for it.