corporal punishment

‘Serial Human Rights Abuser’ in Iran to Get 135 Lashes in Graft Case

‘Serial Human Rights Abuser’ in Iran to Get 135 Lashes in Graft Case

Saeed Mortazavi, center, in 2009. He came to symbolize violent suppression of rights activists in Iran.
‘I Brought You in This World and I’ll Take You Out’: How Black Folks’ Obsession With Whupping Is Killing Us

‘I Brought You in This World and I’ll Take You Out’: How Black Folks’ Obsession With Whupping Is Killing Us

Spare the Kids: Why Whupping Children Won’t Save Black America is one of those necessary African-American reads, like Between the World and Me; I’m Judging You; and Coldest Winter Ever. It’s not just
2 Men in Indonesia Sentenced to Caning for Having Gay Sex

2 Men in Indonesia Sentenced to Caning for Having Gay Sex

Two men accused of having sex with each other faced trial in a Shariah courtroom in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, on Wednesday. They were each sentenced to 85 lashings.
Indonesian Province May Move Canings Away From Public Eye

Indonesian Province May Move Canings Away From Public Eye

One of the men who was publicly caned in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, in May for having sex with another man.
‘Culture of Silence’ Abetted Abuse of at Least 547 German Choir Boys, Inquiry Finds

‘Culture of Silence’ Abetted Abuse of at Least 547 German Choir Boys, Inquiry Finds

The Regensburg Cathedral in Germany last year. Over the past two years, an independent lawyer conducted interviews with victims of abuse that took place at the cathedral’s music school for decades.
Unpopular Opinions: Does Sparing the Rod Spoil the Child? GMG Staffers Weigh In

Unpopular Opinions: Does Sparing the Rod Spoil the Child? GMG Staffers Weigh In

It all started (in Slack) when one of the Fusion/Gizmodo Media Group staffers started talking about what we call our parents—daddy, mommy, mom, dad, momma, etc.—and then our weekend social media
Mom Admits to Beating 10-Year-Old With Extension Cord Before He Reportedly Stabbed Himself to Death

Mom Admits to Beating 10-Year-Old With Extension Cord Before He Reportedly Stabbed Himself to Death

A Memphis, Tenn., mother admitted that she used an extension cord to beat and choke her 10-year-old son, who apparently later killed himself. Read more...
Wales Prepares to Ban Physical Punishment of Children

Wales Prepares to Ban Physical Punishment of Children

Questions over the physical punishment of children have brewed for years. A protest against the practice was staged in London in 2000.
Wales Prepares to Ban Physical Punishment of Children

Wales Prepares to Ban Physical Punishment of Children

Questions over the physical punishment of children have brewed for years. A protest against the practice was staged in London in 2000.

Muslim Court Canes Malaysian Women for Same-Sex Relationship

The women were each struck six times in a Shariah court. Human rights and legal groups called the punishment a form of torture that should be banned.
Muslim Court Canes Malaysian Women for Same-Sex Relationship

Muslim Court Canes Malaysian Women for Same-Sex Relationship

The two women, each of whom was caned six times, after pleading guilty to homosexual activity at the Shariah High Court in the state of Terengganu, Malaysia, on Monday.
A new study says countries that ban corporal punishment have less youth violence

A new study says countries that ban corporal punishment have less youth violence

Just a few decades ago, many people around the world considered spanking or slapping a child to be an appropriate—and ultimately harmless—method of discipline. But…
Spanking Is Ineffective and Harmful to Children, Pediatricians’ Group Says

Spanking Is Ineffective and Harmful to Children, Pediatricians’ Group Says

The American Academy of Pediatrics on Monday issued its most strongly worded policy statement against spanking children.
Spanking Is Ineffective and Harmful to Children, Pediatricians’ Group Says

Spanking Is Ineffective and Harmful to Children, Pediatricians’ Group Says

The American Academy of Pediatrics on Monday issued its most strongly worded policy statement against spanking children.
Spanking Is Ineffective and Harmful to Children, Pediatricians’ Group Says

Spanking Is Ineffective and Harmful to Children, Pediatricians’ Group Says

The American Academy of Pediatrics on Monday issued its most strongly worded policy statement against spanking children.
Why You Shouldn't Spank, According to the AAP

Why You Shouldn't Spank, According to the AAP

The American Academy of Pediatrics is coming out strongly against the use of spanking, calling for a ban on corporal punishment. It also now says that “harsh verbal discipline,” including shaming and
State Police Investigating Abuse at Celebrated Louisiana School

State Police Investigating Abuse at Celebrated Louisiana School

Additional allegations have surfaced in the two weeks since The New York Times detailed physical violence, emotional abuse and transcript fraud at T.M. Landry College Preparatory School in Breaux
State Police Investigating Abuse at Celebrated Louisiana School

State Police Investigating Abuse at Celebrated Louisiana School

Additional allegations have surfaced in the two weeks since The New York Times detailed physical violence, emotional abuse and transcript fraud at T.M. Landry College Preparatory School in Breaux
Children Are Still Being Hit at School. Here Are 5 Things to Know.

Children Are Still Being Hit at School. Here Are 5 Things to Know.

Corporal punishment, which includes methods like paddling, is permitted in 19 states, mainly in the South.
When Report Cards Go Out on Fridays, Child Abuse Increases on Saturdays, Study Finds

When Report Cards Go Out on Fridays, Child Abuse Increases on Saturdays, Study Finds

Students at a Florida school. A new study shows an association between the timing of report card distribution at public schools in the state and confirmed reports of child abuse.
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