Friday 21 September 2012 2.24pm
This is a shocking and incredibly ignorant thing to say.
Domestic violence is a real and very serious problem:
"One in four women and one in six men in the UK will be the victims of domestic abuse during their lifetime according to research." (from Southwark Council
We should do everything possible to support the victims and not belittle their suffering by making crass comparisons to smacking.
There is a lot of useful information here: