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Susan Lawrence is pressing US authorities to ban sales of The Rod, a $5 whipping tool.
Susan Lawrence is pressing US authorities to ban sales of The Rod, a $5 whipping tool. (Globe Staff Photo / John Tlumacki) Globe Staff Photo / John Tlumacki

Sale of spanking tool points up larger issue

By Patricia Wen
Globe Staff / January 10, 2005

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ARLINGTON -- On a spring day, Susan Lawrence was flipping through a magazine, Home School Digest, when she came across an advertisement that took her breath away. In it, ''The Rod," a $5 flexible whipping stick, was described as the ''ideal tool for child training." (Full article: 1184 words)

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