Last February, Jon Stewart on the The Daily Show ripped a state legislator in Kansas, Rep. Gail Finney, who was pushing legislation to allow teachers and parents to whack kids hard enough to bruise. The bill was killed in committee but that doesn’t mean a lot of people don’t think that spanking kids is acceptable. Here’s the video:
An offshoot of this section is the Present-day online school handbooks pages, organised alphabetically by country and, for the USA, by State. All these schools announce that they use corporal punishment and give varying amounts of detail. There are now about 1,800 of these handbook links, covering Australia (1), Bahamas (2), Barbados (7), Ghana (8), Grenada (1), Kenya (1), Malaysia (10), Nigeria (3), Northern Mariana Islands (2), Pakistan (2), Philippines (1), Singapore (106), South Africa (4), South Korea (1), Tanzania (1), Zambia (2), Zimbabwe (4) and the USA (about 1,600).
Unfortunately for the young lady in today’s pictures, she is about to find out that both options are still on the table. Her parents stopped strapping her bare bottom when she was 11 and moved exclusively to a small but thick wooden paddle. By the age of 14, spanking was no longer the primary form of discipline, with grounding and restrictions being the primary punishment in the home. This is not to say she was no longer paddled, as there were indeed moments in her life when one or both parents felt that a paddling was in order. But, by the time she reached the age of 17, a paddling was something that only occurred once a month at the most. It was generally administered on the spot, and generally as a result of her attitude or smart mouth.
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Additionally, the .'s banning of corporal punishment is not attached to a propaganda website called and portrays a more convincing argument for reintroducing corporal punishment since it clearly documents crime statistics before and after the abolition of corporal punishment in schools. On the other hand, the opposing argument contradicts itself. How can you refute that the abolition of corporal punishment has not led to an increase in crime because of varying factors when the case that you cite to support your argument is so biased and overlooks a large number of factors- such as poverty, drop outs, consistent use of paddling, perceived fairness of paddling, credible or qualified teachers, etc. How can you realistically argue against a corporal punishment that has successfully been used for thousands of years in home and without to discipline children? It's worked for all this time and managed to create fairly decent, responsible human beings without traumatizing them.