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?
8. The Phallic Paddle
·What motivates men who paddle adolescent girls?
·The middle-aged paddling the young
·The Phallic Paddle
·"Popping the virgins"
·Men paddling adolescent schoolgirls: “presumed innocent?”
·Principal Sade and Principal Ape
·Principals' Peepshows
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
“To stop relationships between faculty and [college] students, ‘You’re going to have to reprogram people’s psyches,’ said Barry M. Dank, a sociologist at California State University, Long Beach. Dank, who is 60 and married to one of his former students, formed a group in the mid-1990s called Consenting Academics for Sexual Equity to speak out against some of the first bans on professor-student dating.
Women tend to be attracted to more powerful men, men with resources. And men tend to be attracted to physically attractive, nubile women. All the training in the world is not going to change that, he said.”

--Student-faculty trysts banned,” The Detroit News, 12/15/02
With the preceding information in mind, let’s look into the principal's inner office once again. Although we are not likely to see any concrete proof of what goes through his mind when paddling young women, the sexual impropriety here is apparent to me and to many others who hear these stories. Not that sexual intent or arousal must be proven for an act to be condemned on sexual grounds--as the boy in New Mexico learned after slapping a girl's backside. We have to remember that it's not so much about the particular man who wields the paddle as about the ugly practice itself. While some examples are a lot more disturbing than others, there is no such thing as a paddling that is free and clear of sexual implications--unless maybe someone were to target a more "G-rated" part of the body than the buttocks to hit (and doing that would make the physical abusiveness too obvious for most people's comfort). Try as we might to keep to a minimum the sexual overtones in this form of punishment, buttocks-beating is something we can never really hope to sanitize.
Just as there are Christian private schools that do not have uniforms, there are Christian private schools that do not hit kids. I myself have worked in one with both traits. Unfortunately, there are also religious schools--most especially in, but not limited to, the South--that operate like the set of a spanking porno movie at underaged girls' expense.
Many spanking porno movies of this type have been made ("St. Luke's School for Girls," to name one) which portray a male headmaster taking a series of high school female students over his lap and spanking them--on the panties at first, but eventually "on the bare"--or beating their panty-clad or bare buttocks with a leather strap, Scottish tawse, British cane, or American wooden paddle. The setting for this "old-fashioned discipline" is often specifically a parochial school, and sometimes the male headmaster is a clergyman as well. It sounds outlandish and impossible--not to mention sacrilegious. How could those "degenerate filmmakers" take something so noble and wholesome as a Christian school and make something this perverted out of it? A real Christian school would never do such things . . . would it?
As hard as it may be to for some who don't live in regions with schools like this to believe, the "moral correction" of panty- and bare-butt spankings is in fact being forced upon real young women in real-life religious schools. "St. Luke's" and other such “paddle-porno” movies are, in fact, art imitating life. Granted, the spankers in these schools may not usually be so indiscreet to have students indecently exposed for a much longer time than needed to give the swats, as a porn director might do with his actresses, but they nevertheless strap, paddle or otherwise beat the buttocks of sexually mature females placed in obscene poses with their skirts pulled up above the waist, or pants pulled down, and possibly the underwear pulled down as well--even with men doing the spanking. (The degree of obscenity that occurs in these schools may actually come as a surprise to most of the filmmakers who base their fantasy entertainment on the idea of school corporal punishment. The scenes they create are less far-fetched than perhaps they themselves would have ever imagined.)
With this kind of "show" taking place in the principal's office, we should hardly be surprised if videotape were found to be rolling. The cameras may not be as high-grade as what the professional spanking film producers use, and they won't likely be as conspicuous, but they'll do for capturing these cherished discipline episodes to be relived, shared, or perhaps even sold.
It may strike the principal as too risky to record this unseemly behind-closed-doors behavior. For one thing, the footage could conceivably be obtained and used for hard evidence against him if a student accused him of paddling perversely or too severely; it wouldn't just be his version of events against the student's. And even if the actions shown on the tape would not be considered out of bounds, the fact that he taped them could make people start to question his motives in paddling, or at least be cited as an invasion of student's privacy. Just the idea, let alone the sight, of paddling on film makes people more able to consider this form of punishment objectively and recognize the potential therein for sexual exploitation, especially if they are the least bit aware of the S&M genre of adult media. Discovery of the tape could therefore damage his career, reputation, and more (a fact which invites the more remote specter of blackmail).
Chapter 8: The Phallic Paddle