Posted from elsewhere:
There's a few things I am bothered about:
In the context of growing up in a genuinely abusive household, and seeing the ridiculous amount of ACTUAL child abuse out there, I think it's worth having some standards.
What I see is a lot of castigation of silly and/or lower-class parents while giving most of actual casual abuse a free pass. There's tons of parents who threaten physical and sexual abuse on social media, not to mention confess to actually following through.
There are whole movements that suggest systematic emotional and physical abuse. To Train Up a Child has sold over a MILLION copies, and suggests BEATING BABIES.
Let's have some context here.
I don't know if it is explicitly called for, but they were heavily influenced by this book
If they could spank a fetus, they would.
The only reason you'd care about a fetus more than a child is because you hate women anyway.
Hell, check out the "frequently bought together" books. Its all 'how to be a subservient wife' Atwood-esque dystopian hell books.