Is getting an infant's ears pierced cruel

June 6, 2015, 4:54 pm

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The debate "Is getting an infant's ears pierced cruel" was started by PsychDave on June 6, 2015, 4:54 pm. 61 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 30 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

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A parent choosing to get an infants ears pierced is choosing to subject them to pain for a cosmetic reason. Pierced ears can get infected, thus causing even more pain that the infant will not understand or be able to make stop. Would you be so accepting of a parent getting an infants lip pierced, or eyebrow, or any other body part? The same argument could be made defending each if those piercings, but if a parent talked about getting their baby's bellybutton pierced people would be horrified.

3 years, 10 months ago

mothers have made the decisions for their infants since their birth. how is getting an infants ears peirced not another decision of the mother? and, in all honestly, the infant once grown will most likely praise their mother for the decision if ear piercing. besides, the piercing heals over time. therefore, it is not cruel.

3 years, 10 months ago

yes it's cruel, the baby can't say "I don't want to be stabbed through the ears today"

that and parents shouldn't treat their children like accessories they can just decorate

3 years, 10 months ago

Which is no longer performed in the vast majority of hospitals because it is cruel.

3 years, 10 months ago

it's just as cruel as circumcision.

3 years, 10 months ago

If THEY don't want it, who gives us the right to mutilate their earlobes without their consent? JEEZ, Mom!!!!!

3 years, 10 months ago

If I do. might have a son. and if he wants his ears pierced then he can have it!

4 years ago

thats exactly what I'll do when I have a daughter!

4 years ago

That is what my wife and I agreed to. We will get my daughter's ears pierced when she is old enough to ask and understand what it means.

4 years ago

I had mine done when I was 6, I had been desperate for earings for a couple of year's but my mum made me wait as long as possible, the only reason I was allowed them then was because my friend had it done so she couldn't really say no, but kids of like 2 years nope no earings

4 years ago

I have actually never heard of an infant getting their ear pierced. I think that would be horrible for exactly what you said so I don't think it needs to be repeated.

4 years ago

I apologize for the backslash in the topic, the app is hard on punctuation when creating topics

4 years ago

As an infant cannot ask to have their ears pierced, I feel that doing so, and the pain and risk of infection that comes with it, are cruel and not justified by a parent's belief that it looks cute.

4 years ago
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