One of my friends just posted about seeing someone swear and shout at their 3 year old and pushing them about and how disgusted he was, that although he didn't like kids that is the reason he wont have any but people who have kids should look after them properly.
I thought it was a good post because mainly he posts a lot of crap, but then someone commented on it with a link to this:
To be honest, this is one of those issues that have people really up-in-arms to the point where even expressing a personal opinion about it has you lynched.
FWIW, whenever I was naughty I was always given either a tap on the back of the hand or (for more serious offences) a tap on the bum. Never enough to cause a lasting mark, but certainly enough to carry across the impression that whatever I was doing, it was naughty and I should stop. I was always told exactly what I did wrong, and made to say out loud what I did wrong to reinforce it, and it's probably a tactic I'm going to end up using.
But just because I advocate a small tap on the back of the hand doesn't mean I agree with ANY form of abuse that is unwarranted or leaves a bruise (or worse). There is a distinct line in my head that I absolutely refuse to cross.
This is my opinion, and like my stepdad always said: opinions are like arseholes. Everyone has one.
It may have been posted by the person you are talking about as a joke, but the intention of the page itself is surely an anti-child abuse message and your friend is just stupid and not getting it?
I could just as easily be wrong of course, but it just seemed so insane that it simply had to be a sort of reversal to get a message across, iyswim. Or maybe there really are people that awful out there and I am naive.
Magnificent The guy has made a comment about the person who made the page, something about the funniest thing he has done so I don't know how to believe it is anti what it seems to be , the band mentioned on the page as well is one of my favourites and quite unknown so I am guessing whomever made the page is fairly young.