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Sixty years later, it’s still a question of need

“I’ve got a lot of faith in the hairbrush” –  Brooklyn barber Frank Desidero, 60 years ago.   An article last week in the UK’s biggest selling newspaper the Daily Mail asks ‘Should Women Be Spanked?’ It features a reprint of a 1950s newspaper clipping purporting to demonstrate how far women’s rights have come. Predictably, […]

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Confession of a grateful writer

Writers are often asked who inspires them, what writers have most influenced them on their literary journey. The number of authors I admire and enjoy are  too numerous to list here, but I thought I might tell you about one writer who influenced the creation of Spank. That would be author and journalist Daphne Merkin, […]

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