My father died when I was four years old and my mother met an Australian who wanted her to emigrate without me, so my story is of what my life was growing up in the sixties on a rough Council estate, bought up by two women who were less than loving towards me. My father had a sister, my Auntie Elsie, who lived with another woman called Joyce. They were Lesbians although at the time I did not know this or what Lesbians were. I went to live with them from the age of six and I never saw my

Told by Fenton Creek In parts of India it is not uncommon for offenders to be given an ‘off the record’ caning for minor offences. Records of the crime are then conveniently lost but a blind eye is turned as this reduces police paperwork and court time. This article, from the Old Delhi Times, is an interview with a young woman caught stealing from a market stall in an undisclosed Indian city. Old Delhi Times: So, tell us how it all started? Nita (name changed): I was in the market with my friend Vara (name also changed) and saw some

This memory is about the most severe caning I ever received. I attended a co-educational boarding school in the early seventies. Corporal punishment was a regular event. Boys would receive the cane from the headmaster for serious offences and girls the bath-brush from the senior mistress. For lesser offences there was a system of black marks which in themselves would attract a detention. Two black marks in a week would move you on to the ‘c’ list which would attract the cane. Some offences such as smoking, drinking and ‘behaving in a manner likely to bring the school into disrepute’

I attended a co-educational boarding school in the early seventies. Corporal punishment was a regular event. Boys would receive the cane from the headmaster for serious offences and Girls the bath-brush from the senior mistress. Being a co-educational boarding school there were a lot of rules to prevent boyfriend/girlfriend relationships from progressing too far. The girl’s dormitories and the area around the outside were out of bounds for boys and the boy’s dormitories and the area around the outside were out of bounds for girls. Being caught in either place would earn you a caning or a bath brushing. In

(Copyright held by the writer – reproduced here with express permission) It had quieted down and everyone was settled in to what they were doing in homeroom that morning. It probably wasn’t more than five minutes until the silence was broken by a knock on the door by a student office helper. My homeroom teacher, Mrs Warnick, asked the girl standing in the doorway: “May I help you?” She replied: “Is Lexie Bradford in here?” My ears perked up immediately when I heard my name. Mrs Warnick acknowledged that I indeed was in the room and the girl said that

I attended an independent boys school in South London during the sixties and early seventies. Corporal Punishment was very much part of daily life and in the prep school a few masters used the slipper and I received my fair share of punishment. These whackings were given in front of the class with the recipient bending over the form desk. In the senior school the Headmaster and two other masters (music and history) punished boys with the cane, usually between three and six strokes for sometimes quite trivial wrong doings. In the senior school I received the cane three times,

Garry tells about his first experience of the strap It was a very hot day and my mum was sunbathing in the back garden. I was playing about with a ball and she she had already warned me not to kick it near her as she had a large glass of wine lying in front of her. I gave the ball a kick, it flew into the air and came down on her bare back, and mum shrieked. As it was such a fine day, all the neighbours were out and they all looked in our direction. Mum reminded me

Garry recalls a strapping he received from his mother During 1975 was sent to the headmaster for bullying younger pupils and taking their money. Without much to say in my defence, I received six strokes of the strap, three on each hand, with the headmaster wielding the leather belt with both hands. What made things even worse was that my mother was his secretary. This meant that my mother had been fully informed of my misdemeanours and indeed it was she who let me into his office for my punishment. When I came out, I was sobbing loudly even though

Sept. 2012. If anyone has factual information to enhance our understanding of this matter, please email kennywalters@hotmail.com Taylor Santos is a student at Springtown High School northwest of Fort Worth, Texas. She is described as a sophomore student. Recently, a fellow student copied some of Taylor’s classwork – without her knowledge, according to Taylor. They were caught and both girls were punished with two days In-School Suspension (ISS). After serving one day, Taylor decided she didn’t want to return for the second day and so went to the vice principal’s office to ask for the second day ISS to be

Following the account of his first caning, CT now tells us about dormitory discipline. At the boarding school I attended in the early seventies the rules after lights out were simple. Anything other than sleeping or going to the toilet was forbidden. Dormitories contained about fifteen boys and were policed by one or two Dormitory Prefects. Their official tasks were to make sure the dormitory was kept tidy, to call the matron if a boy was sick and to ‘send out’ boys who did anything but breath after lights out. They were not under any circumstances allowed to administer any