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‘Tender violence’ pervades schools, Artlet profs claim

‘Tender violence’ pervades schools, Artlet profs claim

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A SUBTLE form of violence or “tender violence” exists in institutions like schools in the form of disciplinary actions meted out on students, Artlet professors claimed in a forum on domestic abuse. Literature professor Ferdinand Lopez said tender violence is often overlooked because people only think of violence as something extreme. "Kaya siya subtle [kasi] diffused. May isang klase ng violence na hindi mo mafi-feel kasi hindi naman talaga siya concentrated," Lopez said in the forum held Saturday. Marella Bolanos, a philosophy lecturer, said spanking and other usual forms of disciplining a child are usually not seen as dangerous for the child's growth. "Hindi kinakailangan na physically nasasaktan natin ang mga bata. They can be exposed to violence. [...] There is alwa...