4. Spanking bottoms
If the parents do the same, slapping the bottoms of children, it is
called spanking. Oh no, this is not a sexual act, it is good raising,
good educating, it is a disciplinarian and socializing act.
But go to Google, type "spanking", and have a look what you
will see: The 'Top 100 of Spanking Sites" may be the first you see.
And there you will see masses of mostly completely naked girls - the
vulva and the breasts often visible - being spanked by powerful adults,
mostly clothed men. A sexual connotation is inevitable.
Thus, where children slap each others bottoms as a funny game, adults
label it as sexual harassment. But if an adult spanks the bottom of a
child, there must be a sexual connotation, but the act is labeled as
'good raising'. Thus: hypocrisy.
Kids and their advocates who ask the court to declare the spanking
act as an illegal act of maltreatment, will hear that the courts, thus
the law, declares this act as legal.
Is thus true? Is spanking good? The grandma of a eight year young boy
who shoot his father and his neighbor knows better as we see in the
first of the next articles. By the way, is it 'good raising' to have a
weapon at home, accessible for the child?
Grandma says boy was capable of killings;
She says father & step-mom were too hard on the 8-year-old child; The Associated Press, November 26, 2008
The boy said he had been
spanked five times the night before the shootings because he did not
bring home some papers from school. The boy told a state Child
Protective Services worker that his 1,000th spanking would be his last,
according to the documents released Wednesday.
In an affidavit for a search warrant, Sgt. Lucas Rodriguez writes
the boy tallied the spankings on a piece of paper.
Court reverses spanking
ruling, ends family's nightmare. Judge: 'We are unwilling to prohibit corporal punishment'.
WorldNetDaily, June 2, 2008
The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Friday that a father who spanked
12-year-old son 36 times with a maple paddle did not commit physical
Court sides with mother in whipping case.
Indiana justices overturn battery conviction in ruling woman was
her rights when she disciplined son. indistar.com, June 13, 2008
The Indiana Supreme Court ruled that a Marion County mother who
her 11-year-old had the legal privilege to do so, overturning her
battery conviction. [...] The court said the punishment
No states bar parents from spanking children.