I Blame The Patriarchy has a thoughtful piece noting that it is the tyranny of parents that is the primary culprit in abusing children and that this tyranny can explain the recent attention to cake decorations and Nazi nomenclature.
… the way the system is set up, where kids are in thrall to adults and everybody thinks this is perfectly natural and dandy, it is practically impossible for children not to be abused, even by parents who never lay a hand on’em. Richard Dawkins, for example, has asserted that inflicting religion on children is abuse; he’ll get no argument from me. THE WHOLE GOOD READ
Again with all the marriage talk, how about requiring kid licenses. Instead of a blood test, sanity.