I will never forget the time I saw a woman beating her son in public. I had just finished grocery shopping. My son was about 10 at the time. As we were walking to the car we heard what sounded like a man crying. This woman had taken off her shoe and was beating her teenage son with it. It was quite a scene. He was much taller than her and crying like a baby. He kept trying to block the blows while his mother wailed on him with that shoe and cursed him out in front of everybody. There were other people in the parking lot watching and laughing. My son was horrified and frightened. I grabbed him and told him that he doesn’t ever have to worry about being degraded like that. Some times I think about that young teen and wonder how he turned out. I wonder if he hates women.