Our end of the Deal, Part #2 - Teachers

We have got to stop using physical means on our babies and toddlers, because we’re setting them up to fail in school.   We’re moving in the right direction in terms of corporal punishment, specifically, it’s being stopped in the school systems,...

Why The Fight against Corporal Punishment Fails

 I’ve said it many times, so the waiver here will be brief: of course I’m against corporal punishment. The science is in, it is indistinguishable from abuse psychologically, except where there is a difference in the degree of it, and except that the...

Corporal Punishment is not the Whole Story

A few words about corporal punishment before I get into something new on the subject. Bear with me. I promise, love it or hate it, I won’t bore you.   There’s been a lot of talk again lately, prompted by the Adrian Peterson story and it’s all...

Why Do I Stay? The Hopelessness of Popular Issues

I’m not bitter. Well, OK, I’m a little bitter.   In my day job, as an uneducated working man, I have customers all over town and one customer in particular that is an hour’s drive away from home, an hour and ten minutes from my office, and I...

It All Starts when We Punish our Kids, #5

It all starts when we punish our kids.   What “all starts?”   Well . . . 1. Rape.   First and foremost, rape is violence, so for that aspect of it, see Part #2.   Second, rape is misogyny, at least man-on-woman rape is. That is...