Monday, October 17, 2011
Beating The "Rule of Thumb" Again
I can't believe that books are still be published that repeat the false claim that "rule of thumb" refers to the thickness of a switch that a husband was allowed to use to beat his wife. This book gives a very detailed, footnoted history of how this feminist claim became commonly believed. Here is a 1987 ABA Journal article that is, of course, not footnoted, and contains this nonsense.