I've been following the chaos of comments on this BlogHer feature about one blogger's defense of choosing to spank her children.
Then, lo and behold, I come across a comment on Feministe's Shameless Self Promotion that links to this very nice piece deconstructing the privilege inherent in this very narrow reminiscence of the "Old America"--you know, the one where "When being stuffed in a garbage can at school was just part of growing up and didn’t require government intervention or a nationally funded campaign." I guess, to be fair, she also misses "When popping the kid that stuffed you in a garbage can right in the “kisser” didn’t earn you a juvenile record but instead a trip to the Principal’s office and a call home." Oh, and also "When being proud to be white wasn’t a sin and proud to be anything else didn’t constitute reason for a parade."
Then I realized that the blogger defending spanking and the one defending "Old America" were the same! Such a small world after all!