if you are on facebook you have probably seen the group “my parents didn’t put me in time-out, they whooped my ass!” this is the profile photo:
wow. let’s all sign up. a recent post on the page says, “23000 FANS WOOO WHOOOOOO!” i could “like” this page because i was also “whooped” by my parents, but i feel like the members of this page are condoning the coolness of “whooping some ass.”
i have come across this subject a lot and that is why i am inclined to post about it.
in sweden, spanking is illegal and has been since 1979. you can read about it here. “By comparison, in America, the number of cases of substantiated child maltreatment was 14 for every 1,000 people and the number of reported, but undocumented cases was 45 for every 1,000 people. Thus, converting the American figures for direct comparison with Sweden, a comparative picture of the reported incidence of child abuse in Sweden and America is as follows: Sweden – 57/l00,000;America – 4,500/100,000.
i hate it when someone says to me “if you’d tear that ass up she’d straighten up.” that makes me want to puke a little. i hear, “since you’re so irritated, you should hit her a little bit so you feel better.” i feel like 99% of the time spanking occurs because someone is mad and irritated and the first inclination is to HIT. that is NOT ok. i don’t care what your reasoning is. HITTING a child out of anger is never okay. buy a punching bag.
swedish word of the day: feg- coward.
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