The Great Spank Out

The Great Spank Out Day of 2011 is on April 30th. That is just two days away!
Update: Hop on over to the Spank Out Day post for all the posts and link ups!

I’m asking anyone who does not believe in corporal punishment and is looking for or is already practicing a gentler approach to discipline to write something in honor of Great Spank Out Day. My hope is that we’ll raise awareness against spanking.

If you have a blog, please post something about corporal punishment and non-violent alternatives. You can link it up on my April 30th post.

If you do not have a blog, I welcome you to email me at zoie {dot} touchstonez {at} gmail {dot} com, tweet me or comment below with anything you would like to contribute and I’m happy to post it here.

If you don’t have your own blog, here are some ideas for writing that I am happy to post here for you:

  • A favorite quote (with author attributed)
  • A clip from Youtube
  • A photo (with right to share it)
  • A poem or creative piece
  • A photo of art created by you that is inspired by saying no to corporal punishment
  • A link to an article or post you read somewhere that you liked
  • Recommend a book you read or want to read
  • Write a sentence, paragraph or essay (300-800 words) about your own experience with spanking and non-punitive discipline
  • Write about the research on the ineffectiveness of corporal punishment
  • Write about your own desires to practice gentle discipline
  • Write about the practice of Ahimsa or non-harming
  • Any other idea you have on a related area

If you do have your own blog, please link up in the comments below and I’ll add you to a list on my post of April 30th

If you can’t contribute by April 30th, that’s fine, too. I’ll be happy to add your contribution any time.

This is the website for the Official Spank Out Day 2011. You can find all sorts of  info and ideas here.

Let’s gather together and help spread the word that there is a gentler way.

I look forward to reading whatever you wish to share on April 30th.

If you would be so kind as to tweet, facebook or otherwise share this post everywhere you feel, I would greatly appreciate it. My blog has a tiny audience and while, I’m not looking to self-promote, I am looking to spread this idea as far as possible. With that in mind, fell free to take this idea, this post, etc, and use it. I would appreciate a heads up so I can follow along and support you with comments, etc.

Namaste, y’all

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I love comments and try to reply to each one. I look forward to connecting with you. Namaste

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