The “I was spanked as a child and I turned out fine” statement is always used yet the statement alone is proof that things are not fine. If you slap your spouse you go to jail. If you hit your dog you are turned in. You can’t slap an employee. But somehow you are allowed to physically harm a child because you lack parental tools and control? It’s harmful and although it might still be the norm it doesn’t make it less harmful.

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