"Those beatings I get now would have done me good when I was a child. I suppose they come now because of my sins. How my husband beats me everybody knows, but the good that man has done me only I know." (The Family of Hen-Grethe.75)
Let's get this straight. Domestic violence is totally fine when the woman believes that she's being punished for her sins? No, no, no. And everyone should beat their kids, because then they'll grow up into less evil adults? Um, we doubt that. But we'll give each other a few smacks over here at Shmoop and let you know if we start writing better jokes.