A headline in the news caught my attention this morning… Texas judge needs help, says beaten daughter. Judge Who Beat Daughter Not Remorseful… Judge William Adams Who Beat Daughter Says He Did Nothing… a long list of catchy one-liners popped up in my Google search.
After only being able to bear watching parts of the "beating/spanking" video, I was curious as to what my Facebook friends thought about the Adams Family Video, so I asked them. Some felt that she deserved the beating she received because she was wrong for downloading music illegally from the internet and that they themselves had experienced much worse beatings than that one. Others felt that after watching the video, the father’s words were much worse than the beating that he gave his daughter. Some vehemently opposed to his discipline tactics altogether.
Why is it that because what happened to you was worse than what happened to me, then it means that mine wasn’t that bad? You say beating…I say spanking. No matter the case, for Hillary to hold onto a video-taped beating for seven long years, well, for me… that smells like smoke. And we all know the old cliché, where there’s smoke, there’s bound to be a fire. You see, abuse, beatings or spankings look different in every family or relationship and whether it’s a black eye or bruised heart—they both hurt. And they both need to heal and the entire process takes time. And for the Adams family, the process is only now about to begin.
Now, I'm not defending or persecuting anyone here, but, if we can cry for Xavier, a fictional character, let’s show some compassion and shed tears for real victims because every 10 seconds an allegation of child abuse is made in the United States.