Cat kicking (was Re: Child rearing)

Michael M. Butler (butler@comp*
Fri, 02 Jan 1998 00:00:38 -0800

What bugs me about this thread is the number of people who don't seem even
academically interested in what the kid's makeup and/or upbringing was
like, up to that point, such that kicking the cat seemed like an
appropriate thing to do.

_Something_ is/was clearly messed up. The reported timeslice is, in my
view, much too narrow to tell _what_.

I'm not defending anyone in the described scenario--just wondering at
others' snap judgements. "Spoiled" is not a label that makes sense to me
here. Then again, I never use it myself. *Shrug*


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