Today in class I had this student drawing the logo of the Jordan’s on pieces of paper and sticking them with tape on his unbranded runners.
As a teacher I see poverty and neglect on a daily basis. Underage children left on their own for long hours, hungry children and children who are growing up without any point of reference. I call it the weed generation. And I am not referring to the legalized type but the one a farmer tries to eliminate as it grows on it’s own unwanted and without being taken care of.
Today a very important study has brought up the numbers of this neglect and we should be ashamed of ourselves as a country because we are incapable of taking care of our young ones. Its already disastrous that because of our greed they will have to leave the country to see some sliver of normality. 4 out of 10 children have been sexually abused 52% experience domestic violence 61% have been mistreated by their parents 46% have witnessed domestic violence in their household.
Overall it seems that our houses are the nest of violence and very little is done to address it. What happened to the house as a home a refuge for safety a place for peace of mind. From this study it seems that our children have become some sort of punching bag or hobbyhorse to abuse at our whim, Gone are the days when parents posted cheesy photoshoots of impregnated bellies, gender reveals and the hateful baby showers. As soon as the cutesies grow into energetic tots who have a sweary vocabulary you know that the beatings will start. The show is over.