Even in Humor, It's Not OK
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
I saw a joke today that upset me. It involved tomatoes acting as if they were human. Dad smacks the boy on the head and tells him to ketchup. Humor. I get it. But...
Head injuries due to abuse are serious. I was a victim of 13 years of child abuse and only in the last year did I learn than, when the doctors look at my eyes, brain and other things with their instruments and via tests, the evidence of the brain damage caused by that abuse is still very apparent, decades later.
As long as people joke about children being slapped in the head, they send a message that this is ok behavior. This is not OK.