At least according to singer Pink.
““I think parents need to beat the crap outta their kids… I think the whole spanking thing and how it’s gotten all PC (politically correct) is for the birds. My dad put me through a wall; it’s the only reason I’m still alive. I deserved it. I would have kicked me out when I was eight… I was not comfortable with authority or rules. I was bad.”
I was uncomfortable with rules as a child, mostly because said rules were arbitrary and moved like shifting sands. What’s a person supposed to do but rebel against them. When your own mother can’t be trusted not to pull a fast one on you, you’re supposed to lie in supplication and offer your belly? Nonsense. Whatever about being kicked out of a home at ’8′, being forced to leave home at 16 is no joke and it’s terrifying. Having no one in the world to rely on at that age is debilitating and I resent the shit out of my mother for making me a mean semi-feral bitch for so many years.
Her father put her through a wall. Well no wonder she has such a fucked up view of parenting. My mother tried to hurl me down a stairs, but somehow I don’t have a fucked up view of parenting because unlike Pink I can actually see how worthless and disabling that kind of terror tactic is. Trying to kill your children ≠ not good parenting.
I imagine, to give her some credit, she really means that disciplining of children has gone 180, and that the occasional child needs the occasional slap to put them in their place. This might be so, I cannot say, I have oft stood in a supermarket and wanted any number of parents to wrest control of their monsters and if a quick slap to the backside helped I would not knock it. But ‘beating the crap’ out of your kids? Seriously, if you have kids and you find yourself going that route, back the fucking truck up and think about how big you are, how much that poor kid probably loves you and is totally dependent on you and take a deep breath.
But you know, if beating the crap out of kids is the way forward who am I to argue with noted mother and PETA member, Pink.