Main Would Hurt A Child Discussion

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Hero_Gal_2347
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09:52:57 PM Jul 9th 2013
Given that the age range for a Kid Hero varies from 8 to 17, does it really make sense to say that this trope doesn't apply to teenagers?
MagBas
12:11:08 PM Jul 10th 2013
Well, the reasoning is that "teenagers are physically stronger than children and lack the "completely defenseless" element, especially if Teens Are Monsters."
Hero_Gal_2347
02:03:39 PM Jul 10th 2013
I know, but in that case, shouldn't the definition for "Kid Hero" be altered to reflect various tropes that apply to kids?
MagBas
02:42:40 PM Jul 17th 2013
Personally, i guess that the idea of remove teenagers using this reasoning and include Kid Hero examples sounds weird, considering that Kid Hero examples generally are not "defenseless".
Awesomekid42
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11:35:17 AM May 12th 2013
Wouldn't it make more sense if the image shown Sideshow Bob trying to kill Bart instead of Mr. Burns?
Hero_Gal_2347
10:29:08 AM Jul 10th 2013
Why? Why one instead of the other? (Not that I've ever seen "the Simpsons")
LoveHappiness
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04:17:46 AM Dec 21st 2010
edited by LoveHappiness
"It's about adults physically hurting children, fatally or not, be they related or not."

I have to wonder, does this include spanking and the like?
69.117.76.247
05:31:18 PM Mar 8th 2011
No. That's a form of discipline.
MagBas
05:34:14 PM Mar 8th 2011
Well, spanking IS physically hurt children.
dracosummoner
07:12:54 PM Oct 1st 2011
I wouldn't say it goes nearly as far as the various other examples. Parents who spank their children are, as far as I am aware, usually not trying to seriously hurt those children or to do anything that could be seen as actual child abuse.
StillWeepingWillow
04:37:28 AM Feb 26th 2015
Sorry to dig up such an old discussion again, but I just wanted to say that, while spanking is certainly not as severe as other forms of beating children, it still is a form of beating children, and it does cause physical (and emotional) pain. I am aware that most parents who spank their children are not doing it specifically in order to hurt them, but even so, this does not change the fact that it hurts them. I understand that the spanking debate is a very complicated issue and that opinions vary as to where discipline ends and abuse begins, but I don't really think that it's possible to draw a clear line between spanking and child abuse.
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