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Adrian Peterson and the whitewashing of child abuse
Adrian Peterson and the whitewashing of child abuse

Truth be told, I hadn't read the details of what Adrian Peterson is accused of doing to his child before deciding to write a post expressing a smidgen of sympathy for the Minnesota Vikings running back. No parent is perfect, and we routinely violate the lofty standards we set for ourselves before our kids were born. (No iPads or TV for two years; books only; no eating out or processed foods -- sound familiar?) Thankfully, I have yet to cross the bright yellow line on corporal punishment I drew long before my kids were born two years ago. Perhaps it helps that I'm something of pacifist (or a wimp -- whatever you'd like to call it), but even so, parenting small children can be...

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