The ultimate punishment.
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this is duuuuumb
However, Sean Hannity does think Adrian Peterson “went too far.”
My parents spanked me and my brother growing up. It was different with my sister, but I believe there was still some element of corporal punishment involved for when she was being a real asshole. She was a kid, we were kids, we were assholes sometimes. My parents felt spankings were to be used as a last resort, as a way of saying, “We’ve tried everything else. This is how unacceptable your behavior has been and you have shown no signs of stopping.” I’ve got to be honest, it got the message across.
I don’t know if I’d use it with my kids, but with responsibility and moderation, I believe there is a case to be made for it to be used as a discipline tactic by responsible parents, which I believe my parents 5000% were (and are).
I say that because it utterly destroyed my father every time he felt we had messed up enough to deserve being spanked. He made it clear that this was being used to convey to us that we had misbehaved so badly and were so out of line that he had no other way to tell us. He said this as he was weeping. He told us it hurt him far, far more than it would ever hurt us, but he felt it was his duty as a father to lay down some law. It was never excessive, and seriously — he never had to tell me twice after that.
I don’t know if I’d use spankings with my children, I truly don’t. But I don’t fault my father for it. I know it killed him to feel he had to use pain as a last resort to communicate with his children. Utterly ripped him apart inside. I think he was responsible with it.
And I know he would never, ever, ever say I “deserved” it.He wouldn’t take his belt off and whip his desk as hard as he could while making psychiatrist jokes and saying I “deserved” it.
I don’t know how I feel about Adrian Peterson’s case, but I do know that Sean Hannity is an unfeeling, inhuman piece of shit.
I mean, yes, OF COURSE I’ll watch this.
If there were ever a group of individuals not to piss off, it’s drag queens.
So good luck with that, Facebook.