All the moms were focused on the fact that the mom left red marks on her daughter and that is obviously assault and abuse. *Gasp* red marks!!! How could she?!?
Seriously, do people really freak out if you leave red marks?? Me and my children have such sensitive skin if I tickle my children they are covered in "red marks" and what looks like scratches but they weren't assaulted and aren't even in pain. Everyone has different skin and sensitivities and to simply assume that the mom should be thrown in hell for leaving red marks is absurd. And to make the blanket statement that "kids are not to be spanked these days" is probably one of the stupidest things I think I've ever read on this site.
Obviously that's my opinion and yes it is a strong one... But that's how I feel.
Now bash away :)