Originally Posted by swimswamswum
Watch the stereotypes. Abuse happens everywhere. It is a social problem, but it has little to do with income.
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heartmama-" I just meant that objectively, I think studies have shown a strong correlation between spanking and poverty and/or parents with little formal education. Obviously there are many exceptions. "
There are also studies that link high ice cream sales and murder (because both rise in the summer time). It doesn't mean it's true.
I see what you're saying but making a blanket statment which ignores the many MANY exceptions out there is enforcing a stereotype and giving an excuse for the behavior. "They are poor and uneducated so they hit." gives the impression that these people can't help but abuse their children, which is utterly UNTRUE.
Also: Kroger seems to be a hot spot for aggressive spankers. (I don't shop at Wal-Mart....I'm pretty low income but I just freaking hate that company too much to shop there) my general knee jerk response thus far has been, "Oh my God!" with a mortified look on my face.