I honestly can’t believe how effective raising the terror alert has been. Abbots numbers are climbing in the polls, people have forgotten about the horrible budget and a convenient minority have become scapegoats. This is textbook conservative/authoritarian politics and people have fallen for it.
The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story.
Study after study after study shows that spanking children causes anger, aggression, decreased impulse control, anxiety, lower thresholds for frustration etc etc
You didn’t “turn out just fine” because you were smacked, you turned out “just fine” IN SPITE of it.
I also wouldn’t call someone who thinks violence against children is okay “just fine” but.. Y’know.