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jenhopper1
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Re: The spank debate...

I was spanked as a child and when my daughter was born, I couldn't quite put my finger on why it felt wrong to spank her. My husband did spank her once when she was a toddler, but said he'd never do it again. 

 

Eventually, I realized that being spanked illicted the same feeling I had when I was sexually assaulted by a friend as a teen. I feel now that I was taught as a child that I didn't have agency over my own body, it's harmful. We teach our children to submit. Girls or boys, it is harmful.

 

It wasn't until recent years that I decided to see if anyone else had put together the correlation and I found this article. It's long, but worth reading, especially if you're actively or considering spanking.

 

http://womensenews.org/story/health/010923/experts-say-harms-children#.UhoUABvUkpg