A disturbing video that shows a mother beating her teenage daughter has gone viral.
The video is alleged to have been taken in Saint Lucia and was posted on the St. Lucians Aiming For Progress (SLAP) page.
It is alleged that the teen girl was expected to return home early, but did not obey her mother’s rule.
A large number of persons have since expressed their views on the matter.
One person said, “You guys may not be forward thinking enough to not want to abuse your children and you may call it tough love, but there must be better enforcement of the laws.”
“There should be educational seminars for young mothers. There has to be an agency that makes sure people like this get the punishment they deserve.”
Another person said, “My grandmother helped raise me. She only would hit me a handful of times, but not like that. Never like that. My god. I fear for the children of the people commenting to say that its OK.”
Woman rights activist Felicia Browne said: “Corporal punishment should be banned- within the homes, schools and by the State. The State should ensure that the Children’s act is upheld. Violence or brute force ought not be used on children.”
Someone else said, “Frustration can cause a lot. Sometimes she must be talking to her daughter but she never listens. Finally she passes some blows, only to hear mommy: “I will listen, mommy I will listen.”