I guess this is why I should try twitter, because I really have only one thing to say.
By the way, like most of the commenters there, I also think the spanking was the best thing he could have done to resolve the situation, gender politics or no gender politics. At least, when I first read that part, I didn’t think of it as a big deal.
(This post will be completely opaque to anyone who hasn’t read the Wheel of Time. Sorry. There’s really too much to explain that it’s not worth trying, at least here.)