Spanking Children OK?
According to Wikipedia, spanking is “the act of striking the buttocks of another person to cause temporary pain without producing physical injury.” Whatever the exact definition, many people disagree over whether it is actually OK to spank children. Civilization has come a long way, but believe it or not, spanking was widely accepted and widespread for thousands of years up until just 1946, when Dr. Spock wrote the book “Baby and Child Care” which advocated for treating children as individuals. And while 30 countries around the world have since outlawed spanking, it is still legal in all 50 US states. It should be noted, however, that California and Massachusetts proposed spanking bans in the past, but in both instances the motions were heavily defeated. So what do Pollbob users think? Matt A. asked this week’s winning poll “Is spanking children OK?” 54% responded “Yes, kids need a good spanking,” while 30% said “It’s abuse,” and 16% said “No, poor kids.”
Whether you believe spanking is an OK punishment or not, we know three Pollbob users who are not deserving of a spanking for their performance on Pollbob last month. The three top voters of last month were Matt A. with 4215 votes, Random G. with 3710 votes, and Amanda F. with 3409 votes. Congrats to all that won and to everyone else, thanks for coming out.