It may not surprise you that I disagree.A$$-WHUPPINGSare what you got from your parents back in the day, when youdid something wrong. You hated them for this & said youwould never raise you [sic] kids that way.So, while you're a successful professional, your kids are little$hits. Wonder why?
Does it surprise you that I see what I consider to be advocacy of child abuse on Facebook kind of regularly?
This is not "give 'em a quick swat on a diapered butt" stuff (which, p.s., I also disagree with, but differently). This is otherwise mild-mannered people who use words like "whupping" and "beating" as descriptions of ways that it is desirable to treat children.
The folks who make these posts often suggest that they know it's not politically correct, or that they think they'll get some backlash (hm. Meditate on that word for a minute.), but they present their view nonetheless as if they have some moral obligation to tell the world about the superiority of child-hitting.
I don't always unfriend the posters. Often, they have other redeeming qualities, and I think there's something to be said for keeping a variety of perspectives around me.
This particular offender, however, is someone I hardly know and don't care a whole lot about. She did recommend my current plow guy, which was nice of her, but I don't think that's sufficient to keep her in my life. She (like me) is not a parent, though she is a passionate animal rights advocate. I can't imagine she'd stay quiet if someone advocated beating a dog. Which, also, I have never seen anyone do on Facebook.
So... does this happen to the rest of you? Do you want to burst into tears when it does?