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Your parents whipped you and you turned out OK--like Adrian Peterson?
Your parents whipped you and you turned out OK--like Adrian Peterson?

What, exactly, is the difference between knocking out a grown woman with a punch to the face and whipping a child until he bleeds? Both are acts of brutality against relatively defenseless victims (even a grown woman is no match for a professional athlete in peak physical shape). As we continue to digest the stories about two NFL running backs -- the Baltimore Ravens' Ray Rice, who beat his fiancee in an elevator, and the Minnesota Vikings' Adrian Peterson, who beat his pre-schooler with a switch--it’s been distressing to hear people roundly condemning Rice, yet trying to rationalize what Peterson did to his son. After Peterson was charged with child abuse for using a...

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