1. “Culture War” Propaganda that Supports Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse
2. School Beatings in the News “Parental “Support” (as long as they remain ignorant)
3. Paddling: “Out of Control” Pseudo Science
4. Paddling Brutality and Injuries
5. Reasons for Paddling
6. Can We Justify Child and Adolescent abuse?
7. Does Paddling Do Any Good?
·Short term “gain” verses long term harm—which is the more important issue for education?
·Prostituting Our Children to Lower Our Taxes?
·Does paddling do anything good?
·National academic comparison of paddling states verses non-paddling states
·On to College Rates—High Paddling States tend to be Ignorant States
·Individual Schools Within the Same State— Again, Paddling Schools the Most Ignoran
·Does Paddling Reduce Smoking Rates (Or Increase them?)
·Does paddling help reduce divorce rates, have no effect, or does it increase divorce?
·Paddling, “zero tolerance” and school shootings
·FBI report on the real causes for school shootings
·Warnings preceded school killings, study shows
·Jonesboro shooter paddled the day before?
·Arkansas’ dark paddling secrets?
·Guns, Paddling, and Youth Violence
·The “death of the paddler” connection 2: Paddled Georgia Child Kills Principal
·SCLC plans to probe stabbing death of principal in Barrow
·Paddling and Killing
8. The Phallic Paddle
9. Padding in the Digital Age: “Bringing Back the ‘Good Old Days?’”
10. “Did Jesus Teach "School Paddling?”
11. Other Religious Views
12. Lifetime Sexual and Psychological Damage for Victims and Witnesses
13. Sadism: a Job Hazard for Paddlers
14. School Paddling as Sexual Harassment
School paddling is itself child abuse. Paddling further encourages an increased amount of child abuse outside of school. As such paddling both directly and indirectly lends itself to every sad and lifelong social effect of widespread physical and sexual child abuse. Child abuse in all forms, including school paddling, results in sexually and psychologically less stable adults. Child abuse is well known to specifically lead to sexual and psychological problems that make a healthy and stable marriage difficult to attain.
The high paddling states as a whole actually have a dramatically higher divorce rate than the US average, at least as of 2001. We can’t prove there is a relationship between paddling and high divorce rates, nor can anyone prove otherwise since humans are not guinea pigs, but in this case especially I believe a real link is there. After interviewing dozens of women in the South who were paddled in school, many of whom were also beaten in other venues in abusive ways that would be unlikely to occur in non-paddling states, I personally believe that school paddling is a root contributor to divorce.
Regardless of cause and effect the combination of paddling and home abuse lends itself to women having their self-esteem, sexual modesty and dignity diminished for life.
At first young women are typically horrified at being paddled, particularly by men, if they have not had a childhood history of this type of abuse. Then, however, they often “get used to it” after a few beating sessions. The astute reader, at this point, may well wonder what “getting used to” bending over for beatings from men means to a teen girl.
The spanked and paddled women become much easier targets for “men in authority” to sexually harass—and there is likewise no shortage of male bosses, uncles, older boyfriends, staff at college, etc., eager to spank young women in these parts of the world. The women have been “broken in” and “broken down” throughout childhood abuse cycles. They don’t have the inner tools to fight continued abuse as adults, even though the “discipline” or “punishment” rational is now stretched beyond credulity.
Paddling conditions women to accept sexual harassment and abuse, and it specifically develops a need in some victims—sexual or non-sexual—to “relive the spankings” when they become adults. This induced violent fetish makes it more difficult for them to attain normal, stable, sexual relationships or marriages with young men their own ages. Spanking and paddling can also induce post traumatic stress disorder—which can once again create a need to “relive the beatings.”
Paddling, beyond that, specifically teaches men, by actions much louder than words, that it's “ok” to beat and even bruise teen and young adult women severely, as long as they “have it coming.” Teachers, ministers, parents, uncles, and “anyone and everyone” in many of these high paddling locales, beat young women in sexually humiliating and injurious ways. The “boys” may be aroused at this knowledge, whether they directly witness it or not, and rightly feel they can and will do the same when they grow up and “it’s their turn.” We saw that pattern early with the letter from the woman who was paddled by a male principal in a Baptist school for holding hands with her boyfriend. She later married that same boyfriend. He beat her, and they divorced. (As with all of the cases and “snippets” of people’s personal lives that make it into this book the reader should be aware that a great deal of sad, abusive, and relevant details have been withheld at victim’s requests.)
Chapter 7: Does Paddling Do Any Good?