Would You Get Your Baby’s Ears Pierced?

I found this article online and it struck a cord on so many levels.  Here’s a question for you, would you get your 6-month old daughter’s ears pierced?  This mother did and wrote an article in the New York Times and Huffington Post about it.  

My ears were pierced as a baby too by a doctor.  It was just custom for my Cuban parents to have their daughter’s ears pierced,  similar to what the writer describes of her in-laws from Nicaragua.  Growing up, my friends thought I was pretty lucky.  I didn’t really know any different.  My Grandfather (yes, he was Cuban too) was totally against it, he thought it was barbaric, but he lost that battle because everyone else in the family wanted it done.

What amazes me about the whole thing is the backlash that the writer got.  What do you think as a woman?  If you’re a mother, what do you think as a mom?  Is it barbarism, plain and simple, or just a cultural norm? 

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