People, people, people...
What would you do if you saw an infant with a facial piercing in real life? Would you immediately call the police because you would conclude that the parent is abusive, or would you just publicly reprimand and shame the parent? It’s not uncommon to see infant girls with ear piercings or infant boys with their foreskin surgically removed, so where is the line drawn with cosmetic body modifications for infants? This mom toed that line, and she’s catching a lot of hate for what she did.
Enedina Vance of Ohio is a mother to six beautiful children, so you think that she knows what she’s doing when it comes to raising babies without major mishaps. But she made a decision about one of her children that has since gotten her negative attention from all over the world. In fact, some people sent her horrible threats to take away her kids or even kill her for what she did.
On June 28th, Enedina posted a photo of her baby smiling with a piercing through her dimple, and she wrote, “So I got the baby girl’s dimple pierced!! It looks so cute, right?!! I just know she’s gonna love it!! She’ll thank me when she’s older lol If she decides she doesn’t like it, she can just take it out, no big deal.
“I’m the parent, she is MY CHILD, I will do whatever I want!! I make all of her decisions until she’s 18, I made her, I own her!! I don’t need anyone’s permission, I think it’s better, cuter, & I prefer her to have her dimple pierced. Its NOT abuse!! If it was, it would be illegal, but it’s not. People pierce their babies everyday, this is no different.
“MY BABY, MY CHOICE!! PARENT’S CHOICE, PARENT’S RIGHTS!! Don’t judge my parenting, we all raise our kids differently, it’s none of your business anyway!!”
Her post was so outrageous that it was shared tens of thousands of times; people couldn’t believe that a mother would get her infant child’s face pierced (even though getting an infant’s ears pierced is still widely available).
Enedina received calls, emails, and messages threatening her with legal action about the abuse she seemed to be perpetrating. Some people said that she should just die.
So Enedina finally told all of these concerend parents what really happened, and how they should take a closer look at their own practices…