Vance posted on Facebook a photo of her baby with a cheek piercing on purpose
of sending a strong message to other parents, many of whom couldn’t understand
right away her sarcastic post.
In reality, the piercing on Enedina’s 6-month-old daughter was digitally created as her mother is an activist against body alterations in children such as ear piercing and circumcision.
Her post reads: “So, I got the baby girl’s dimple pierced.
I’m the parent, she is MY CHILD, I will do whatever I want,” she continues. “I make all of her decisions until she’s 18, I made her, I own her!! I don’t need anyone’s permission, I think it’s better, cuter, & I prefer her to have her dimple pierced. Its NOT abuse!! If it was, it would be illegal, but it’s not. People pierce their babies everyday, this is no different.
MY BABY, MY CHOICE!! PARENT’S CHOICE, PARENT’S RIGHTS!! Don’t judge my parenting, we all raise our kids differently, it’s none of your business anyway”.
Except those, who probably didn’t get Enedina’s sarcasm, the majority agreed with her opinion.
“Good for you Momma!! Less infections for her now. You made the right choice. Are you gonna get yours done too so you match? Or did you do it TO match? That way, she won’t wonder why you two look different,” one person commented.
“You saved her from years of locker room torment. Her future husband will thank you,” added another.
many people believed the piercing was real and Vance’s post was shared over
11,000 times: “So many people are outraged at the thought of piercing my baby
at such a young age, without her consent, and against her will. Yet, they don’t
understand how other body mutilations, alterations, and modifications are the
exact same thing for the exact same reason: aesthetic purposes.”