MY ONLY ENCOUNTER WITH CORPORAL PUNISHMENT   May 5, 1971   My name is Judy Ann Johnson and I cannot believe as I get up this morning that I only have three more weeks of high school. Three long weeks until graduation and them I am off to get married and start my new life with my husband.   I rise as usual at 6 am and set about the chore of getting ready to go to school. I just turned eighteen a couple months ago, accepted a proposal for marriage a couple days later and now I do not

There have been a number of stories over the years referring to air hostesses being spanked, often by the captain of the aircraft they worked on, but was there ever any truth in these stories?   A court case (R v McCoy 1953) that took place in southern Africa seems a good place to start. The stewardess, who was referred to as ‘young woman’ to preserve her anonymity, was working on an aircraft flying to Salisbury (then Rhodesia) and failed to adjust and secure her seatbelt which was a breach of regulations.   Her supervisor, Mr McCoy (the defendant), threatened

By Kenny Walters   I well remember, back in the 1970s, reading through a CP magazine and coming across a story that purported to be true of an incident during the Second World War where a young member of the Womens’ Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) was punished by caning for some serious breach of regulations. The story mentioned that a cane had to be flown out specially from UK for the punishment to take place.   More recently, I have attempted to determine whether there ever was any truth in the story and I am extremely grateful to those people

I had left school having had just one caning (for fooling around on a bus) and one slippering (for loitering in the changing rooms after hockey) but I think the seeds of curiosity in corporal punishment had been sown. I had no idea how the next experience would come about but I remembered those two experiences with shame and excitement.   After I left school I moved to a large town to work in an admin job which I enjoyed. I had managed to get some digs in a nice house owned by an elderly couple. They had explained when

Sunset Elementary School, 263 Church Hill Street, Sunset, Louisiana caters for boys and girls from Kindergarten to 8th grade. Three 8th grade girls, Emily Eadie, Madeline Odom and Taylor Castille, all thirteen years old, were all paddled by school principal Marquet Rideau at the end of October 2011.   It all started when Taylor Castille excused herself in class to use the rest room before the bell rang. She found the closest rest room closed so walked across school to use the fifth grade rest room and met with her friends, Emily Eadie and Madeline Odom.   They admit they

My experiences go back to the mid 1960s and, like a lot of girls, I was well aware of corporal punishment, but did my best to avoid it in any form.   I went to a girls school that was fairly strict, but later we moved and I went to a girls only boarding school. When my parents and I went for a first visit we got the impression it was quite strict but it was on my first day there that I discovered just how strict it was. The Headmistress summoned me to her study after evening prep and

During our final year (1960) at primary school in Brighton we were taught mainly by our form teacher, Miss C. Miss C had a reputation for strictness and was also regarded as the deputy headmistress although I’m not sure if that was her official title or just an honorary position. She had steely grey hair that was always fastened back in a tight bun and white edges to her fingernails. Punishments meted out by Miss C usually involved standing in the corner or at the front of the class, and only once did I see her use corporal punishment.  

I went to an all boys grammar school in the 1960s where the equivalent girls grammar school was the other end of both our playing fields, if you see what I mean. It was very rare for girls to come to our school and only for specialist lessons and just about unheard of for boys to go to the girls’ school.   On one occasion, though, I was in private study with about eighty other boys and six or seven girls which took place in the dining hall we called the refectory. There were two of our teachers and one

In the late 1960s, Sue my wife, who was in her last year at school, got into a heated exchange with another girl, when a small corridor window was broken. The girl reported Sue to the deputy headmistress, Miss T, who told the girl she wanted to see my wife at 4pm.     At 4pm my wife walked down the corridor to Miss T’s classroom and, looking in, saw the deputy headmistress sitting at her desk writing. Sue adjusted her school uniform, which consisted of a white shirt and tie, a navy blue pleated wrap over skirt, quite short,

SENIOR SPANK DAY 2010   For 34 high school classmates in Oklahoma, only days from graduation, Senior Prank Day turned into Senior Spank Day.   Senior Prank Day is an old, but unofficial, high school tradition where 12th graders can have one last show of mischievous rebellion before they leave high school for ever. But even for 18 and 19 year olds about to embark upon adult life, it can still have painful consequences right up to the last week of school, as 34 seniors from Rattan HS in Oklahoma found out.   The RHS Class of 2010 were a