Difference between revisions of "Hitting"

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Look up the word "hit" in the dictionary. It will make no mention of authority. A strike, a blow, a hit--they are all synonyms. Rewriting the definitions of words to suit your agenda, or avoid offending others' agendas, is pretty dishonest and morally...
(Look up the word "hit" in the dictionary. It will make no mention of authority. A strike, a blow, a hit--they are all synonyms. Rewriting the definitions of words to suit your agenda, or avoid offending others' agendas, is pretty dishonest and morally...)
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'''Hitting''' refers to striking somebody, either with the hand or with an object, as a form of [[violence]] and without having legitimate [[authority]]. The term "hitting" is usually used when a child hits another child, and is generally considered an [[offense]] regardless of what the other child may have done to anger the hitting child. "Hitting back" is the point where the offense becomes [[fighting]].
 
"Hitting" can be on any body part, including the [[head]]. It is usually ad-hoc, brief, and of an uncontrolled nature, caused by short temper. When it is harder and continued, it may be called a [[beating]].
 
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MostOther people, though, see a difference between controlled, legitimate corporal punishment and hitting, and don't thinksee it isthe contradictorycontradiction when a parentsparent gives a child a [[swat]] on the rear to remember him that there is "no hitting" in this house, despite it being hitting by definition. Even if a parent's infliction of pain is as ad-hoc, uncontrolled and short-tempered as a child's, it will still not be considered hitting by some people. This is relatedan toexample of the theory of ''monopoly of violence'' withwhere authority reserves to themselves the right to use force, and only then in a measured response, in concepts from "resisting arrest" up to the ultimate use being ''war''.
 
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