This Makes Me Uneasy…

I know I’ve done serious posts before, but nothing like this. This actually makes me sick.

Yesterday, on one of the forums I frequent, a member posted this video. I’ll give you a heads-up before you click it. The video is of a father whipping his two teen daughters with an electrical cord for making a “twerking” (butt-shaking) video on Facebook.

I’m not a parent and have no plans to be one. I don’t feel I can judge anyone’s parenting. But watching this video just brought up bad childhood memories for me. There’s a point in the video where one of the girls shouts, “I’m sorry, Daddy!” As if seeing the punishment wasn’t enough, hearing that did it for me.

What that father did to his daughters is the same thing my mother did to me. The earliest I can remember is age seven. My mother denies any account of it happening, but my childhood isn’t that blurry. I’m not even sure if it was abuse or not because some say it is and some say it isn’t because no marks or bruises were left. I really have no idea. All I know is I now have a strong resolve of never allowing someone to hit me ever again.

I would say if it’s abuse, I hope law enforcement sees this and interferes, but I know how much worse that could make these girls’ lives. No abuser will be make their actions blatant because they know the potential consequences. Of course, it could turn out differently than what I know, but that’s not likely since these girls are teens.

I hope this doesn’t sound creepy, but I wish these girls lived near me and we were friends so I could bring them gifts or something. If they’re anything like me, they’re fine by now, but something is still lingering and I don’t mean the physical pain. Sorry if that doesn’t make sense.

Mundane Monday: Badass Cute Kitty

Hello!

Hello, Kitty.

I’ve never been as crazy about Hello Kitty as I am about some other things, but I have always thought she was cute. I even have a plushie of her that sits on my rack.

A few months ago, when I was surfing on a forum I recently joined, I came across this picture.

Nice Gun

That is not cute, but it is awesome!

So, I went on Google Images and such for more pictures. I was surprised at just how many adult things carried Hello Kitty’s picture.

Beer

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Handcuffs

Handcuffs

Actually, I think these might be handcuff earrings.

More guns

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I’m really going to have to rethink how cute Hello Kitty is now. Because now, she’s not just cute. She’s scary. And I like that!