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Mom Gets Death Threats for Piercing Baby's Cheek, People Don't Realize It's Fake

An Ohio woman posted a photo of her adorable little baby to show off the baby girl's new piercing. The mother appeared to have pierced her infant's cheek dimple with a sparkly stud. After the post went viral and thousands came forward to blast the woman for doing that to her baby, she blasted them back, calling them out as hypocrites.

Enedina Vance posted the picture of the pierced infant, writing, "I'm the parent, she is MY CHILD, I will do whatever I want! I make all of her decisions until she's 18, I made her, I own her!"

Most people didn't agree. The post was shared more than 12,000 times and comments poured in to criticize the mother's choice.

"OMG that's just [expletive] sad!" posted one person.

"I am not okay with this one bit," said another. "I have several piercings myself. I wouldn't mind piercing my son and my daughter's ears, but their [expletive] cheeks? Are you serious?"

Vance, who is an anti-circumcision activist (or, 'intactivist'), railed against her critics. "Its ironic that people were ready to beat me to death over my excuses for piercing my baby, but then they used the same EXACT excuse to justify cutting their baby," she said. "How is it so triggering, so enraging to see my baby with a pierced dimple, but actually knowing a baby is being strapped down and forcibly having his most sensitive portion of his penis amputated, seems perfectly OK? How can society threaten death over one, but encourage and support the other? Piercing is bad, but cutting is accepted as the norm?"

Some people argued that it's not the same thing, defending circumcision as more hygienic and more aesthetically pleasing. But Vance wouldn't have it.

"Hypocrisy, that's what that is. Sexism. Superstition. Fear. People would rather continue to inflict an unnecessary and irreversible ritual onto their defenseless infant, than to have to admit that they don't know," she said. "They don't know why it's done, if it has to be done, what the functions of that body part are, or what happens if they were to just leave it alone. So the cycle continues, all because parents are too afraid or to proud to admit that they just don't know."

She points out that both piercings and circumcisions are unnecessary body modifications performed on infants, though she notes circumcisions are by far more painful and risky than piercings.

Other intactivists jumped in to mock the people who support circumcision, but were outraged over a piercing.

"And she looks so happy! I bet 'slept right through it', right? If it was done 'right' she did! Just like with my daughter! I had both of her dimples pierced! Unpierced dimples are so ugly and they collect all kinds of bacteria! I prefer dimples pierced and everyone knows having a baby pierced is ALL ABOUT what the parents prefer!" someone wrote in a sarcastic post, turning circumcision-supporting parents arguments back on them.

Vance noted that her daughter's cheeks are intact; the dimple piercing was merely a work of photoshop. She felt she made her point.

Source: MailOnline, Yahoo
Photo: Facebook via MailOnline

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