Post by Mija
If there really was a change in the amount of spanking
in comics post 1960s, I would suspect it would more
likely to be a post-Spock sort of thing. Post 1970, it's
my impression that the spanking of children was far more
frowned upon by the medical and psychiatric communities
in the US.
Mija - waving to Mz. B
Hi Mija... You post above was in answer to someone who was blaming the
femlibbers for the dearth of comic book spankings after about the mid-1960s.
I, too, believe that Angry Feminists brought about changes in our society;
just as the Civil Rights Movement in general (blacks, Latinos, Asians) did,
and all at about the same time. However one may feel about that movement,
we must admit that American society has changed because of it. Why would
you think that the feminist movement would not have had a major impact as
HOWEVER... I agree with your point about the "post-Spock sort of thing." I
was a young father in the 1960s, I raised three (3) children, and whenever
it was necessary and they deserved it, I spanked them. One girl, two boys.
The spankings were fair, I think, and today all three (now grown) children
love me and respect me, and I them. My wife always agreed with the
punishments, though she usually let me handle that part. So I strongly
disagree with those who suggest that parental spankings are ALWAYS wrong.
I'm too busy these days to do a lot of research. But I would bet a week's
salary that, if reliable data is available and could be evaluated, a study
would find that the generations of children that grew up AFTER the 1960s,
did more pot, more coke and crack, and turned out more failures than
preceding generations who were subjected to parental discipline.
Yes, there ARE child abusers; and anyone who abuses a child should be hanged
by his/her thumbs until they die, as far as I'm concerned. They are vile,
disgusting excuses for human beings, and they have no right to live. But
please, folks, don't put parents who spank judiciously into that same boat.
Mija, I know full well that this group is not about parental spankings. I
know that and I appreciate it. But since you brought it up....