Inspired by these two threads:
In the “Do Citizens in Poor Countries Beat Their Kids?” thread I was surprised to see the passion with which so many denounced corporal punishment. In particular this post:
I knew it is not viewed favorably in today’s society, but are parents who hit their kids viewed as actually picking on their kids? Just how out of line do you consider corporal punishment? Do you believe a zero-tolerance approach is best or is it acceptable if it is done within reason? If you do feel it is acceptable within reason, what constituents within reason? Is just a hand acceptable? A belt, clothes hanger, or stick? Is a smack across the face right out while a whack on the bum is appropriate? Why do you feel that way? I am also wondering if there is a correlation between people against corporal punishment and those who feel violence is never necessary (war, capital punishment, fights, etc.).
I thought that these questions were different enough from the other two threads to warrant their own, if I am wrong feel free to close it.