'I Don't Know Whether to Kiss You or Spank You': A Half Century of Fear of an Unspanked Woman 

In early 1946, a woman from Carmel, California wrote the Hollywood fan magazine Screenland to say how much she had enjoyed the recent Christmas release Frontier Gal—not just for its lovely performers and dazzling Technicolor vistas, but for saving her marriage by teaching her husband to spank her.


Attention, Idiots: Stop Threatening to 'Spank' Hillary Clinton

Hard to believe we have to have this conversation, but here we are: GOP candidates, you must stop pledging to “spank” Hillary Clinton. You must stop suggesting voters should “spank” her. You must stop fantasizing about spanking her on the debate stage. Do you even realize how this makes you look? Surely you do.

A Small Town in North Texas Now Lets School Administrators Paddle Children of the Opposite Sex

Rural North Texas, the land that time forgot, now boasts a town that has not only refused to abandon corporal punishment for school children, but has somehow found a way to make paddling kids even ickier. Thanks to unanimous — unanimous — approval by the Springfield's school board, school administrators in the small…

And Now, an Unsettling Blast From The Past: Some Jerks Who Believe Women Should Be Spanked

There's no date on this vintage clipping from the New York Daily Mirror, which was published between 1924 and 1963. But judging by the glasses and the typefaces, we're going to assume it was printed in the '50s. (That mod sans serif at the very bottom seems mid-century?) Anywho! Question: "If a woman needs it, should…