What's Inside
Whackerville Cartoons
An Illustrated Tour
A first visit to Whackerville

Where child abuse is OK
Return to Whackerville

The official state torture of children continues
The Old Testawhackalists
They misuse the Bible as badly as they misuse children and teens.
A Book in Progress

An examination of spanking and paddling as physical abuse, sexual abuse and sexual harassment. Includes paddling photographic illustrations with Andrea.
Exhibits Related to Paddling
Photo exhibits related to paddling in school
Connection to Slavery
Photo exhibits related to slavery
Friends and Visits

Friends and Visits -- Exhibits

Interviews related to paddling
  • 1984 US Senate Hearing
  • A "Vacation in Texas"
  • A Good Old Texas Education
  • Allen in Alabama
  • Anonymous Male Texas Paddler
  • Dan, Good Old Days Spanking
  • Deion's Interview
  • Eli from North Carolina
  • Interview with “Mark” from the UK
  • Interview with a Texas Paddler
  • Jason
  • Laura from Dallas, 1979
  • Lori
  • Louise from Michigan
  • Mike from Dallas
  • Mississippi Hell Hole
  • Nick -- School teacher in the UK
  • Nikki, paddled out the door
  • Poetry from Tina B.
  • Rick's Tennessee "Southern Education"
  • Ron & Lisa in Texas
  • Shawn Wilder, Christian Mom
  • Sherry LDS
  • Spanking and Prison Rates
  • Tennessee Spanking
  • Tracy: 183 School Paddlings
  • Trucking In Texas
  • Vicky in Texas
Web Links

to some great informational websites

Selected Letters to the Author
[Anonymous Texas Paddler’s Interview]

I find your website interesting, having been a coach and vice principal at several Texas high schools that use corporal punishment. I have paddled hundreds of students, and can say that some of your points have merit, while others do not. I'd be happy to give an interview and set you straight . . . if you're interested.

Jeff: Can you tell me your name, what schools and cities you taught or coached or principaled in, what years, grade levels, etc. (Kind of your basic background in this subject).

Texas Paddler: Suburban schools outside Dallas, Fort Worth, El Paso.

Jeff: What were your experiences with paddling as a child? How many times were you paddled, and in what ages or grade levels?

Texas Paddler: I attended schools that used corporal punishment, and I was paddled several times in junior high school and high school.

Jeff: How often did you witness others being paddled, or were aware of it, in the various schools (elementary, Jr. high, sr. high).

Texas Paddler: Frequently/daily.

Jeff: How old are you?

Texas Paddler: 48

Jeff: Were girls paddled when you went to school? Were they paddled or witnessed by men?

Texas Paddler: Yes, but the percentage was lower then.

Jeff: How many paddlings do you estimate you directly administered? Can you break those down by grade level, or by type of school (elementary, jr. high, sr. high)?

Texas Paddler: 9th grade: 2500, 10th grade: 2000, 11th grade: 2000, 12th grade: 1500, student teacher/teacher: 50.

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