Child abuse is something that’s very common among non-white communities in the west. There is an almost casual nature to it and it’s often funny to “us” because white people don’t hit their kids. We see it as a reason as to why white children are so “badly behaved” while children from our communities are not.
I was often hit as a child and while I don’t carry any physical scars as other kids do, I don’t think hitting children teaches them anything apart from violence. The children who are beaten often grow up to beat their own kids and it is a cycle of abuse. Pain doesn’t teach children anything. Discipline at the hands of pain is not discipline but blind obedience.
And that’s without going into the horrible torturous way children across the world are hurt by adults. Often for no real reasons.
In reality that has more to do with children from minority groups such as asians coming from upper middle class families with a greater onus on education due to culture while many white kids from poorer families have no such impetus. It’s why British Asian economics is so polarised with British Asians either being upper middle class, rich, law abiding and well educated or making up some of the poorest and least educated or socially mobile.
The culture of “hitting kids” is joked about.
Jokes aside. Most of us of the new generation grew up with this kind of abuse. And we will stop it.
I think it’s a pretty cool way of advertising a child abuse line and to get children and adults thinking about what does and doesn’t constitute abuse. I feel a lot of people don’t get that some things are abuse or see that as the traditional way of bringing up kids. The entire idea of a change of perspective, that the only way an adult can see the message is by crouching in an uncomfortable, difficult and vulnerable position. It provides children with information and adults with “perspective” making it an effective advertisement.
Anything to reduce child abuse is good.
Just… don’t go read the Youtube Comments.