Mind Your Own Business

I agree. The problem is that my idea of what’s my business as an adult human greatly differs from that of most people and I hope yours does too because if everyone broadened the scope of what they considered to be their business and spoke out or lent a hand when needed the world would get a lot better in a lot less time than it would have otherwise.

Last week I told a parent, and onlookers, that it’s 100% wrong, i.e., no gray area and not up for debate, to make a child who is only around 7 or 8 years old wear a niqab whenever she leaves the house as this essentially eliminates the possibility of her interacting with children outside of her cult and communicating with her face in public. I guess her father felt it was time she covered her entire body from head to toe including her face so she wouldn’t be “flaunting her beauty” in public.

We should all speak out when we see child abuse regardless of its form, e.g., an overdone and out-of-control spanking that turns into a beating or when a child is fed so improperly that their health is in jeopardy. I decided to write this after reading an article entitled “Should You Intervene When a Parent Harshly Disciplines a Child in Public?”. My answer is YES. I’ve intervened in overdone and out-of-control child beatings on at least three occasions and I hope the next time you see a child being abused you’ll calmly say something that helps stop it and hopefully reduces the likelihood of a future incident.

P.S. Here’s a photo I snapped from the back of a truck bus a few days ago. The ladies husband/handler was nearby waiting on a motorcycle. I like the idea of a mouth hole rather than having to breath directly into fabric because I imagine that could get kind of nasty in this humid and year-round heat, but it looks like that mouth hole is covered by fabric? Regardless even though her husband let her wear a nice sky blue freak mask instead of a black one I still don’t want this women behind me at the ATM or even in line at the supermarket. Thailand’s identity concealment laws aren’t up to me to decide however if it came to a vote and I was eligible to vote I’d vote in favor of banning identity-concealing attire in public places.

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