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Kids these days--so unreasonable!

Original article here.
Posted By: Paul - Thu Nov 09, 2017
Category: Body, Screams, Grunts and Other Exclamations, Education, 1970s





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I went to a Baptist high school in West Bridgewater Massachusetts back in the 80's. The parents were required to sign paperwork that allowed the school to paddle students. They firmly believed in the "spare the rod, spoil the child" discipline.

The principle was also our homeroom teacher (religious institution = no certification) who loved to tell us how his under 10 year old son would confess having done something wrong, knowing full well he would be spanked. This stories were told so often that it was apparent this kid was doing wrong at least once a month.

I often wonder what happened to that kid, I imagine he has a spanking fetish now as an adult.
Posted by Claude Fountain in Massachusetts on 11/09/17 at 08:13 AM
I love how people like this always have a ready excuse for the final event but are completely mute about all the other incidents which put them into a "straw that broke the camel's back" situation. What about the other four times she was tardy? Either she's one of the most unfortunate students ever, or she just didn't consider school important enough to go when she was supposed to.
Posted by Phideaux in in his own little world on 11/09/17 at 10:14 AM
Regardless of the purported basis, any adult who is willing to strike a teenager on the butt with a paddle is a pervert of one sort or another.
Posted by Frank H on 11/09/17 at 04:54 PM
@Frank H -- Everything wasn't about sex in those days. Only a pervert would see a sex angle in it. To a normal person back then, it was just a standard disciplinary measure which had been used to good effect for literally hundreds of years.
Posted by Phideaux in in his own little world on 11/10/17 at 12:04 AM
This was also the time when thousands of children were sexually molested by their teacher and/or priest and wouldn't talk about it because when they did, they were dismissed as lying little brats with no respect for authority. Even without the sex abuse angle, this method only showed kids that hitting people was okay as long as they are weaker than you.
Posted by Yudith on 11/10/17 at 06:26 AM
"Everything wasn't about sex in those days. Only a pervert would see a sex angle in it. To a normal person back then, it was just a standard disciplinary measure which had been used to good effect for literally hundreds of years. " may i quote you on that, mr. j. edgar hoover?
Posted by 1 on 11/10/17 at 06:39 AM
Quoting J. Edgar Hoover on child education is like quoting Hershey in a public health debate. Both are no specialist and are quite biaised but will cheerily share their view on the question.
Posted by Yudith on 11/11/17 at 11:48 AM
This sounds like the plot to a really bad porno...
Posted by Brian in Denial on 11/12/17 at 12:35 PM
When I went to school, it was a badge of honor to be able to take a "hack" and not cry. No one was warped or thought much of anything about it. It was just the normal punishment for breaking the rules. People today just make up imagined insults and injustices to fill dead space on the Internet.
Posted by RobK on 11/13/17 at 10:40 AM