I am an adult survivor of child abuse.
Child abuse: When the punishment does not fit the crime, and the crime is nothing more than being a child. In this case, I was a 6 year old girl who played with my Barbie doll and was beaten severely for leaving her on the sink. The punishment did not fit the crime.
Sadly, children are beaten or killed because he/she asked to go to the bathroom, or asked for a glass of water. Or just wanted a hug.
There are so many people who would love to have and take care of a child, instead, abusers are abusing these children and robbing them of an opportunity to have a healthy happy childhood with others who would love them.
We must take a stand and protect our children.