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Unformatted text preview: Ivy Allshouse COM156 Thesis: Spanking is wrong because it causes emotional, legal, and social problems as spanked children get older. Body: A child who is spanked is more likely to carry violence into relationships with siblings and peers. Later in life they carry this form of punishment to spouses and offspring. Spanking teaches children that it is okay to hit out of anger. Further, spanking teaches children it is okay for bigger people to hit smaller people, and stronger people to hit weaker people. (Sears) Expert Jordan Riak states that girls are more likely to internalize things, and boys are much more likely to act out. "When a girl is spanked by her father or paddled by a male school teacher, she is being trained to submit," says Jordan Riak, It is setting those girls up to be victims of future male authority figures, whether it be a boyfriend, husband or employer." Irwin Hyman, professor of school psychology at Temple University in Philadelphia and author of several books on the...
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