Today at recess he kissed me twice on the face.
Historically this kind of incident may have been called cute. Parents or staff members may have knowingly smiled and clucked about what a great pair these two would make.
The boy may only be eight, but he is old enough to understand respect and consent. My daughter should not be made to feel uncomfortable and afraid of going to school because a boy is overly affectionate.
Is this where violence begins? Maybe… or maybe not.
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But it is undeniably disrespect. And pervasive disrespect leads to violence and harm.
Yes, women can — and do — offend violently. They harm others.