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"It's difficult to justify the use of belt now but under the context and upbringing of the times, I can understand it. Ruth went through a baptism of fire simply to survive. Ruth felt using the belt toughened her kids for a harsh world. She needed strict obedience if she was to guide her children to a better life. Looking back on my rather comfortable childhood, who am I to argue with her?"