No rights to abuse

Kuwait Times - - FROM THE ARABIC PRESS - By Salah Al-Sayer

in Los An­ge­les in­ter­ro­gated the fa­mous Hol­ly­wood star un­til he was proven in­no­cent. It was al­most like the US was on the verge of mo­bi­liz­ing a flight car­rier to prevent a fa­ther from beat­ing his re­bel­lious kid.

A friend once shared a story with me, say­ing that when he was young, and when­ever he com­mit­ted a mistake, news about it would reach his neigh­bors and he would re­ceive dou­ble of the penalty he re­ceived from his fa­ther. This hap­pened be­cause the neigh­bor­ing par­ents be­lieved that they were re­spon­si­ble for dis­ci­plin­ing all the chil­dren in the neigh­bor­hood. This meant that, as a child, you had to put up with your par­ents’ dou­ble mea­sures and ac­cept child abuse, which, ac­cord­ing to WHO, has life­long phys­i­cal and psy­cho­log­i­cal im­pact on chil­dren and can act as bar­ri­ers to so­cio-eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment in any coun­try.

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