How is this still a thing?
how is corporeal punishment still a thing at all? if you want to outlaw something that's damaging to a child's psyche, it's not drag shows you should outlaw.
just a suggestion.
It is legal in Texas, but since 2011, parents have to provide written permission to the school, allowing their children to be paddled.
My son's school had those forms way earlier than that, which is probably a smart move on their part. Nobody called my folks when Mrs Campbell decided to get her rocks off by paddling me for eating a pretzel stick in class.
To get the maximum utility out of beating children, you pretty much have to start preschool age or earlier. The bigger kids get, the harder it is to cause sufficient pain (without risking legal repercussions), and the harder it is to instill the desired fear. That's why conservative Christian advocates for child-abuse recommend authority figures start hurting children when the children are infants.
See, the thing about being abused as a child is that a part of you will always feel as small and helpless as you did when you first started. It doesn't matter how old you get or how big you grow- you will always remember being at the mercy of giants. You will always remember how easily they picked you up, threw you around, bruised you, humiliated you, and violated you. This is so that, even if your abuser is no longer physically capable of doing those things to you, they can still cause you to respond the same way with a threat or a harsh word.
The reason corporal punishment sounds just like torture is that the goal is the same: to break someone. The point is to break someone, then to keep them broken with regular reminders of what was done to them. The torturer creates a wound in the mind, then rips it open every time it starts to heal. The corporal-punisher traumatizes a child, and then reminds them of the trauma every time the child shows signs of forgetting.
In other words, the point of corporal punishment is to weaponize the mechanics of PTSD. To hurt a child, then trigger them over and over to insure obedience.
I can't discuss my feelings about the defenders and users of corporal punishment without violating the commenting policy here, so I will simply say that I remember the lessons I was taught as a child. All it takes is the sound of a man's voice raised in anger, and I can feel the hands around my throat, the pain in my arms like they're going to break, and worse violations. I remember the walls and the corners with no escape, the darkness and all the monsters it held. I remember it all but, thanks to a lot work with my mentor and my shrink, I also remember that I am not a little child anymore. The only thing in the darkness is me.
my mother used to beat me and say "I hate your guts, I wish you were never born and if I had my way about it you wouldn't have been". And then she would go into a rant about my father, her first husband, which I found out later were all lies. One night I woke up to her beating me with a high heel beause she and my dad, her second husband, had had a disagreement. Lateer he came in and apologized to her. I never got an apology for the high heel. I never spoke to her after I left home.
Someone in Oklahoma needs to adopt “Corporal Punishment” as their S&M themed drag show name.
That is all punishment does: makes you sneakier to avoid it, and makes you hate the punisher. I know whereof I speak.
Corporal punishment is unsuitable for children. Between consenting adults is another matter entirely.
Same situation here - my first emotion when I heard he had died was relief. My first thought was "I won't have to introduce him to any future BFs - I was 28). By that point, we hadn't spoken in any way since I was about 13. I left home at 18, so that was a fun 5 years.
Give everyone guns, including both teachers and parents. Then give teachers legal right to pull your kid’s pants down and smack their genitalia with a wooden board or their hand, for reasons. Sound logic. Surely there will never be a traumatized parent or child that returns to a school to shoot it up.
I knew what it was, but when you're that young you have no way to get away usually.
...or have any human kindness or compassion whatsoever.
Oooh Mr Fancy with his showers, la di dah; I suppose he'll want breakfast too? /s
What about all the parents who left to themselves bringeth their children to shame?
That's begging for gif treatment
i'll be honest - if a kid messed me about in PE or played to endanger their team mates, i'd make them do jumping jacks while i continued the lesson with the other kids - they only ever had to do it once and they got the message