So apparently my family is publicly bragging about our child abuse now?
December 10, 2013 4:31 PM Subscribe
So I log onto facebook for the first time in weeks today and see my brother has posted this image
and my mother has "liked" it. Nothing
that was done to us as kids would qualify as spanking (punched in the side of the head very often, welts on skin, bruises, dad threatening my sister with a kitchen knife, holding us off the ground by our necks, locking us in the bathroom and hitting us for half an hour for eating the wrong yoghurt from the fridge, knocked over if we ever spoke back to them etc). My brother was actually very rarely hit and it stopped altogether when mum threatened to divorce dad after he hit my brother badly one time. (No such luck for us girls though). I'm SO ANGRY right now and want to react but don't know how it would improve anything. I feel like I'm being goaded but am trapped in how I handle this, with it being a public forum all my friends can see. Please Mefi help me stay calm and do this right (even if that means doing nothing).
posted by everydayanewday to Human Relations (39 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
In other news, my brother's wife is 4 months pregnant so guess what's coming to that kid.