Monday, December 10, 2018

Hanky Spanky

Is the following newspaper item real? So far as I have been able to discover, it is . . . . 

The Question of the Day earned the person posing it $10! 

Note however that the question is whether a woman should be spanked “if she needs it”. 

"As a barber, I've got a lot of faith in the hairbrush..." 

"A lot of women tend to forget this is a man's world..." 

" ounce of prevention is worth a POUND of cure." 

One commenter has observed that the clipping might serve as evidence for why the Daily Mirror no longer exists. "The New York Daily Mirror started in 1924 and ceased publication in 1963; this clip seems to be from the late 1950s, and perhaps gives an indication of why they didn't last through the '60s."

Was wifespanking an exception?  In that day and age, not really . . . 

Magazine: Sensation, November 1939


A friend of mine, Steve Matthews, has written a novel, The Skinny Girl, set against a background of domestic violence.  Called The Skinny Girl and using extensive research, interviews and case studies, it looks at the insidious way domestic violence does not necessarily comprise physical assault, it can (and often does) include alienation, isolation, emotional abuse and psychological intimidation.  Through the character of Daisy, isolated from family and friends in an abusive marriage, it also shows how empowerment and strength can still arise from a toxic and loveless wasteland.  

Well worth buying, you can do so at:

By the way, all income from this book has been donated by Steve, in perpetuity, to the Homicide Victims’ Support Group and to various other organisations helping the victims and families of domestic abuse.

Booyah for the day, Steve . . .

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