From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Basic forms include:
- pushing, pulling
- striking with an object
- locking in or out of a room or place/false imprisonment
- excessive pinching
- having someone fall
- head butting
- sleep deprivation
- exposure to cold, freezing
- exposure to heat or radiation, burning
- exposure to electric shock
- placing in "stress positions" (tied or otherwise forced)
- cutting or otherwise exposing somebody to something sharp
- exposure to a dangerous animal
- throwing or shooting a projectile
- exposure to a toxic substance
- infecting with a disease
- withholding food or medication
- spanking is subject to controversy as to whether it qualifies as physical abuse.
- bodily harm
- Blinding a person/causing vision impairments e.g. throwing acid into eyes/face, having eyes gouged out.
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