I'm not going to comment on this video except to say that this is what it was like when I was growing up! (Spare the rod and spoil the child?)
I think the bigger problem here is whether the girl is the bigger slut, or the mother for her language and behaviour!
As her daughter whimpered in the corner after a four-minute beating, Shanavia Miller held up the camera, fixed her hair and spoke to the people watching on the teen’s Facebook page.
“This is my page now,” Miller said. “Now I’m gonna need y’all to send this viral. Please share this because I’m not done. More to come.”
The live stream, a copy of which has been uploaded to YouTube (warning: it contains graphic language and violence), has been viewed thousands of times and has sparked a debate about corporal punishment and Internet shaming in the Facebook era.
(Now I have to make a comment that the mother is certainly no role-model with the language that's coming out of her mouth!)
It could also have real-world repercussions. Multiple users have called for Miller’s arrest. Miller could still be criminally charged, according to Darnisha Green, a spokeswoman for the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department. Green said people began forwarding the video to her department over the weekend.
“Our special victims unit looked into the case and officers talked to the mother and daughter,” Green said. “Although the daughter said she felt safe in the home, the case has been referred to the Department of Family and Children Services.” No one has been charged in connection with the video, and it was unclear if the social services agency has taken any action.
Both Miller and her 16-year-old daughter, Nia Green, subsequently posted comments about the incident on social media, and both were identified in local news reports about the case.
The video was uploaded over the weekend shortly after Miller discovered that Nia had posted pictures of her boyfriend in a towel on Facebook — pictures her mother believed were snapped in the family’s Savannah home. In Facebook posts, the daughter said she had not told her mother that she was sexually active. Her mother was also outraged that the teen would post racy details about her sex life on Facebook.
The punishment, Miller determined, would go on Facebook, too. At one point, she motions for the person filming to move closer to get a better view.
In between harsh words, she strikes her daughter, sometimes with a stick, other times while the teen cowers in a corner behind a washing machine with her hands over her face.