Asking your child to give your friend or relative a simple kiss or a hug might seem completely harmless but this controversial meme tells us otherwise. This recently went viral on social media and it has since sparked a lengthy discussion among netizens.
This meme about children and consent was posted online by the Facebook page A Might Girl.
“I am 5. My body is my body. Don’t force me to kiss or hug.”
The meme likewise emphasizes:
“I am learning about consent and your support on this will keep myself safe for the rest of my life.”
It also came with an excerpt from an article entitled “I don’t own my child’s body,” by Katia Hetter, CNN writer and producer.
In the said article, she mentioned that telling children to give kisses or hugs to unwanted people is the same as telling them that their bodies do not belong to them – which, in the long run, might potentially make them vulnerable to sex abusers.
You can read the rest of A Mighty Girl’s post here:
Some netizens agreed with the meme and even shared their own experiences.
“I don’t like hugging strangers either… How about a high 5 instead?”
“You are the boss of your body.”
Others, however, took a different stance regarding the matter.
“Give affection only when you feel like it?.. I don’t want an alienated and selfish kid.”
Meanwhile, some netizens offered alternative ideas to hugging and kissing:
“Kids should learn to be polite, too.”
Well how about you? What do you guys think about this? Do you agree or disagree with this? Go hit us up in the comment section!
MMA Fighter Gets Knocked Out, Gets Up, and Punches Referee
It was not his fault…
Perhaps you've heard about the MMA fighter who punched a ring girl after losing a match. Well, here's another crazy MMA-related story and this time, it's the poor referee who bore the brunt of the punches.
MMA fighter Frank "The Crank" Camacho was in the ring as the referee for a match on Trench Warz 20. One brawler received an illegal soccer kick in the head which sent him sprawling to the canvas. As explained by Camacho in his Instagram post, most fighters would usually stay down and cover their hands as if they are really in pain, which is a way to convince judges to call a disqualification on the opponent.
However, this brawler reacted differently.
A Public Candlelit Confession of Love Literally Goes Up in Smoke
Young love in the time of winter and fire extinguishers.
There is nothing a guy won’t do when he’s in love. Case in point, this guy got a little creative when he tried to express his affection to a special woman.
This is the story of a Chinese college dude who made a public confession of his undying love for a student at the Zhengzhou University of Finance. He went through all the trouble of laying out a ring of candles and petals in the shape of a heart just outside the dormitory of the university.
The setup of candles and petals for his ladylove.
5-Year Old Boy With Terminal Illness Dies In Santa’s Arms: Truth Or Hoax?
“When you get there, you tell them you’re Santa’s Number One elf, and I know they’ll let you in,” Santa told the dying child.
It’s a heartbreaking Christmas story that unsurprisingly went viral on Facebook. Eric Schmitt-Matzen, a mechanical engineer who also works as a professionally-trained Santa Claus, was called by a hospital in Tennessee. A nurse said they needed him because they have a “very sick 5-year-old boy” who didn’t have much time left – and he wanted to see Santa Claus.
Schmitt-Matzen immediately rushed to the hospital and arrived 15 minutes later.
As he shared with Knoxville News Sentinel:
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