My wife informed me that our daughter is being harassed by a boy on the school bus. At first I thought it was just name calling, teasing, or something along those lines. It turns out this boy, who is about 2 years older and in a higher grade is trapping my daughter in her seat and kissing her.
It is hard to imagine that a sexual predator would be on a school bus, it is just as hard to imagine a boy who 8 years old is being a sexual predator. But that is exactly how I feel. Here is a male kissing my baby girl against her wishes. I want this boy flogged, caned, and beaten. Violence is not allowed, but it appears that forcing kisses on another is not considered to be bad enough to warrant severe punishment. I wonder if I gave my baby girl permission to punch this boy in the nose as hard as she can the next time he kisses her. To me that would be self defense because she told him to stop three times, but I am willing to bet that my baby girl will be punished for using violence to protect herself.
I am going to give my baby girl the green light to punch this boy in the nose as hard as she can the next time he kisses her. I figure a few things will be accomplished from this. First the boy will realize that when a girl says, "stop, I don't like that" he will respect that. Second my baby girl will be recognized as a person to be feared and boys will leave her alone.
The concern is who will be punished. I would claim self defense, but I suspect the school would consider violence of any kind unacceptable, regardless of the reason. Even though I have sent an email to the principal of the school, I have not gotten an acknowledgement or anything that would indicate that my concern has been received and is being taken care of.
I think it is important for my baby girl to defend herself in any way she can. I don't want her to grow up and become a victim. I want her to grow up with the confidence that she doesn't have to take abuse from a man just because she is a woman.
I wonder if kissing someone, against their will, is sexual assault? Or would someone see a young boy forcing his kissing on a young girl cute and acceptable?
I am lucky that I don't give a rats ass about what people think. Unwanted touching is an assault. Unwanted kissing is sexual harassment or unwanted sexual advances. This forced advanced should be met with quick, decisive action that has a clear message that it is not wanted nor will be tolerated.
The parents of boys really need to teach their sons some respect, because I will teach my baby girl how to break noses.