Mother of god. So, once again, crawling out of the “highly offended” woodwork come all the stereotypical holier-than-though bastards, braying like some judgmental Greek Chorus that getting your six month old half-Nicaraguan daughter’s ears pierced at her Miami pediatrician’s office is a) “sexualizing” her, b) low-rent, i.e., not something that decent, middle or upper-middle class (read: WHITE) people do, and/or c) actually akin to genital mutilation.
Everyone just needs to calm down and SHUT THE FUCK UP. My complete piece-of-ass Filipina/Metseecan mother sat my narrow, two year old ass in my high chair, handed me a Cherry popsicle, and pierced my toddler ears with a piece of ice, some rubbing alcohol, and a gottdamned needle and thread — and look at me. Aside from being a fierce, foul-mouthed whore who wakes up with chunks of Asshole Anti-Woman Fundamentalist Christian Republicans in my stool, I TURNED OUT JUST FUCKING FINE.