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Old September 24th, 2012 (1:38 PM).
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Is spanking/paddling a suitable punishment for kids? Up to what age? Should parents be the only ones to dish it out, or it is okay for other authority figures to do it? Should the punisher have to be the same sex as the punishee?

These are some questions that I've seen brought up lately after a news article about a sophomore girl at a high school in Texas was spanked so hard by her male vice-principle that it apparently left her "bruised and blistered." Here's one article about the incident if you want to read it. Here is another one. Naturally, questions about what is suitable and what isn't have been raised. What is your take on this case and the issue of corporal punishment in general?
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