Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Saturday, May 22, 2010

It's my party, and I'll cry if I want to...

I would not want to be anywhere within earshot of this competition, which must support the theory of cultural relativism in the understanding of child abuse/neglect:


Eager mothers bring the babies to the event where Sumo wrestlers and high priests are on hand to coax babies into a maddened state of wailing.

The event, which marks the high point of spring, is held each year at the Sensoji Temple in Tokyo.

The baby to cry loudest and longest wins the contest. The competition is also intended to generate good health for the babies.

Read more here.


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