BABIES SHOULDN'T RAVE
A young mother is facing charges of child endangerment after she brought her six month old baby to a rave. Throwing caution and common sense to the wind, the mother decided that bringing an infant to a ludicrously loud party was a smart idea. It wasn't. In fact, it was a very stupid idea. It isn't exactly uncommon for party goers to have hearing problems the day after a party. In the case of the baby, the hearing problems never went away.
Details on the story are scarce, but it's hard to imagine a six month old child at a booming party surrounded by coked up strangers not throwing an incessant and uninterrupted tantrum. That's exactly what her baby ended up doing. The crying, in fact, never stopped. Not even after they left the rave. She got concerned, brought her kid to the doctor, and that's when things got bad.
The loud noise at the party had permanently damaged the child's hearing. The doctor called child services, and soon the police were brought in. The whole situation is a mess, and it doesn't seem likely that the young mother will be keeping her daughter. Quebec is one of the most unforgiving places in the world when it comes to child abuse. Over 30,000 children a year are removed from their families in this province. Per capita, the Quebec government removes twice times as many children from their families as Sweden, six times as many as Great Britain, and seventeen times as many as Spain. Basically, child services over here are itching to find a reason to take your kids. Killing their ear drums by bringing them to a rave? That's like waving a giant red flag in front of a bull.
Don't bring toddlers and infants to loud parties. It's child abuse, plain and simple.