Jamaican Jamaican Culture People

“A Proper Backsiding” – Child Abuse Or a Cure For Disobedience?

A “backsiding” is a term often used, especially in rural Jamaica, to¬†describe a spanking. This spanking is usually very thorough and is of an intensity proportional to the offense. We Jamaicans are very angry people and a simple backsiding, where it involves the aluminum pot covers, barbed wires, chains, frying pans or ‘anyting di han […]