CN for the obvious subject matter
Seems like every time the Facebook page The Kinfolk Kollective posts something about how bad child abuse is in the black community, the pro-spankers come out of the woodwork to talk about how okay it is.
Now I’ve ranted about this before, but what’s killing me are the excuses. The excuses are just mindblowing and sad and infuriating and sickening at the same time:
“There’s a difference between a swat on the butt and a spanking!”
NO. THERE. ISN’T. You’re hitting a child.
No matter how you slice it, you’re hitting a child. There IS no difference.
“Some kids just need to be beat”
Whoa. Whoa. WHOA. Hold on there. Listen:
“Some partners just need to be beat”
“Some employees just need to be beat”
“Some dogs just need to be beat.”
If those statement made you sick, and putting the word “Kid” in its place doesn’t, what the fuck is wrong with you?
“I was spanked and I deserved it.”
I’m so sorry that this is the way you have chosen to cope with the violence done upon you. Also, how many times did it take before you were compliant. How did it feel to fear those who were raising you?
“Why don’t you mind your own business.”
Once those kids leave your house, they’re everyone’s business. Their anger, their sadness, how they process what happened to them makes a difference, not just to this generation, but the next.
“How about I mail my kids over to you?”
Way to admit that you can’t control your own damn kids without resorting to violence.
“I beat them now so they cops don’t beat them later!”
Somehow I doubt any cop evil enough to harm someone is gonna ask if that someone was spanked or not.
“All these kids running around being mouthy need a spanking.”
What the fuck makes you think they’re not being spanked already? Citation mother fucking needed.
Spanking/whooping/popping whatever you want to call it is lazy parenting at best and just a way to get your own anger out at the worst. It is past time Black people stop using this slave age bullshit to turn children who behave like children into obedient little slaves.