Acceptable Abuse

by Namsam



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/07/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 48
ISBN : 9781664183391
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 48
ISBN : 9781664183384
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 48
ISBN : 9781669846550

About the Book

This book is a brief autobiography of my childhood years, with an abusive father. During an era in which corporal punishment was not only accepted, but at times expected. Almost anyone in authority could punish a child. In my case, my father encouraged others to do whatever they felt was necessary, to keep me in line. No one had to give me a reason. I would always question why, but never received an answer. The book also describes clever ways of surviving and fighting back, even though the cards were stacked against me. Physical abuse in public is not acceptable any more, but it still continues behind closed doors. My main purpose for writing on this subject, is to possibly help at least one person. You are not alone, and there is help available.

About the Author

I am a man who is a baby boomer. I was raised in a time period that was quite different from today. Memories of my childhood remain clear and vivid. I always felt that I should share the abuse I endured as a child. I feel I have a responsibility to myself and other victims. In the past, physical abuse could occur in public. If it was a child, it was not only acceptable, but at times expected. I felt I had rights even then, but in reality, I had none. I would question my punishment and demand answers, which only made the beatings worse. Was I right or wrong? Does it really matter? I do know, as a victim of abuse does not give me a right to become an abuser myself.