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To suggest that childhood experiences explain sexual violence ignores the structural power dynamics that condone and perpetuate it.Still it’s also clear that a person’s understanding of the role of violence in conflict resolution goes way, way back.“We struggle in this field trying to identify predictors of violence,” said the University of Texas researcher Jeff Temple, who focuses on interpersonal relationships and dating violence among teenagers.He was influenced by one of the pivotal works in spank-theory discourse, a 2002 meta-analysis by Elizabeth Thompson Gershoff (who is now also at the University of Texas, a geographically unlikely hotbed of resistance to corporal punishment).Gershoff went on to write definitively in 2013, “Spanking and Child Development: We Know Enough Now to Stop Hitting Our Children.” Temple is less direct: “The point of us doing this research isn’t to tell parents what to do,” he said, conjuring a libertarian-friendly approach to science.

Lived experience tends to be more powerful than facts.Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) such as child abuse are related to poor health outcomes.Spanking has indicated a similar association with health outcomes, but to date has not been considered an ACE.This indicates spanking accounts for additional model variance and improves our understanding of these outcomes.Thus, spanking is empirically similar to physical and emotional abuse and including spanking with abuse adds to our understanding of these mental health problems.

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