A Mother of six in Ohio has posted a photo of her six month old daughter that has started a discussion about piercings and children.
She used a photo app to add a piercing to her daughter’s left cheek in an effort to make a point about what she called the “mutilations” of children’s bodies.
The photo has taken off and has been shared over 14,000 times on Facebook. You can see it below.
The post with the caption was meant to be taken sarcastically, but many took the photo seriously, with comments about people contacting child services.
The mother was looking to raise awareness of “any kinds of alterations or multilations that we do to our children.”
Including actions like piercings and circumcisions. She told Global News “anything that we do against their will, that would violate their human rights. No one has the right to alter, modify or mutilate another person’s body”.
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