Spanking is not child abuse because it teaches a kid not to do whatever they are doing. As a child I was spanked because I gave an attitude or didn't listen to my parents and frankly looking back it made me who I am today because I respect my parents and do what I'm supposed to do like chores and doing well in school. Also spanking is not used on a daily basis, most of the time parents talk to they're kids the first time they do something wrong about how what they did was wrong.
There is a difference between spanking and abuse. Spanking normally doesn't leave a mark and hurts for only a couple minutes. Abuse happens all the time and leaves not only physical but emotional scar on people and truly to compare spanking to child abuse is putting parents in prison that shouldn't be there.
Now, I'm going to look on your side of the spectrum real quick. If spanking is child abuse then taking away a child's toy is stealing. Now back to the real world taking away a toy from a child is a basic form of discipline and so is spanking. This is the problem, the prism your looking through is unrealistic and only going through your story. Rather than the two people who have commented so far on this debate saying how at the end of the day it gave them an edge on top of other people.
The only argument you have made is "no one has the right to touch someone else with out consent" and how can I debate with out an opponent who can't tell me reasons why they are right. So, far you have only stayed on one reason. So, in order for me to state my reasons I must bring in other information and never once did I get off topic. Spanking is a punishment not child abuse and is disappointing that people older than me do not know this.
You were never abused, so what would you know? I know from personal experience that spanking is child abuse. This is my body. My father and stepmother had no right to touch me without my consent. Bodily autonomy is a right.
Spanking is a punishment because most of the time it is used the second time a child does something wrong. I have no more arguments to make it is now the voters turn decide. Is spanking child abuse? I believe it is not but my opponent believes it is. Who's side will you choose?
Reasons for voting decision: SP: Pro makes numerous errors "someoneee" "vbeing" "Dtay" No errors noted for con so they get the points.
Arg: Con defines spanking and Pro never counters this, so as a judge, I must use Con's definition (R1). Pro makes two points, 1, spanking is child abuse because individuals should have control of their own bodies 2. Pro uses personal experience to demonstrate the abusive situation. Con counters both of these in R2 by explaining the difference between abuse and spanking. From this point pro only repeats their arguments from R1 and adds nothing new to the debate. Con adds an analogy in R3 that further strengthens their case. In the end, Con counters both of pro's arguments and wins the case when using the definition in R1. On a side note, I'm truly sorry you were abused Sitar.
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