Reading the entire article...
...I...kind of think so?
I mean, maybe it's just the writing of the article, but I'm curious what 'Parading' means, for one. Did she simply do normal shopping with her son beside her? Or did she literally just escort him around the store? Or was he sort of on his own, and she was just back, keeping an eye on him?
But to read the rest of what was actually done to him:
Allegedly, police arrived at the store to find a 10-year-old boy tottering through the aisles in women’s boots, a tutu, a women’s undergarment, and a T-shirt “with various permanent marker writing underneath.”
The police report claims the boy’s head was shaved “in an unusual manner, bald on top with a patch of wig on the front of his head.” To top things off, the word “BAD” was written in black marker on the back of the boy’s head.
If that's the case, I personally feel she went too far. I mean, I've had step brothers a lot younger than me, who have done stupid, wrong things, and though they were punished, they weren't, what I'd call..."unnecessarily humiliated." To write on a child, a living person, with markers, shave their head in strange ways--it's, kind of bordering on vandalism, as weird as it is for me to type that. I mean, it's her son, she has a legal obligation to him, to try and raise him in a way that he is socially mature, but still.
...I dunno. I want to say "too far", but also say "it's her kid." I want to say "there were other ways," as well as "maybe this confuses him further." I mean, if you're trying to teach your son what it's like to be gay (or humiliated)...I can't remember the last time I saw a guy wearing a tutu with a weird shaven head, marker scribbles on his skin, wearing women's undergarments.
Well, not since that post Gay Pride Parade Fettish Night...that I never attended.