This powerful piece comes from Lisa Helms. She blogs over at Musings of a Fat Kid. Thanks for your contribution Lisa!
Dear Mom and Dad,
I've come to the realization, that I own my body. You gave me this right-- of owning my body-- until it was taken away. It was taken away every time you spanked me from the age of two until the age of ten, and the many times after that when I was threatened by the possibility.
Being spanked taught me that it's okay to be hit without consent. It doesn't matter where on my body you "spanked" me. The fact that I was hit without consent, carried into my adult life, when I was again, several times, hit without consent, and I thought it was okay.
It's not okay, and I'm taking my inherent right back. You will never see your future grandchildren without my supervision, because I can't know for sure you'll respect their right to own their bodies.
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