There’s nothing quite so disturbing as posting an update on Facebook and then having a guy with a fake name try to take you on by defending — or “understanding,” as he put it — why a parent would strike a child because of stress. I said then, and I say now, “I do not, and will never, understand why any parent would raise a hand to any child.” I’m not being dramatic or presumptive. I’m being factual.
It all started when I posted a link I posted to my article — How Home Foreclosures Trickle Down into Child Abuse — and the guy with the fake name put a comment on that update. At first, I thought he was agreeing with me, but it turned out he was really defending the abuser, as you can see in the message stream: