There has been a great deal of doubt about the issue of male teachers administering corporal punishment to girls in years gone by.
On another forum dealing with all subjects this is a posting in response to a thread entitled ” Acceptable in the 70’s” Most of the posts are about non political correctness, fashion etc. but a few raised corporal punishment. In reply to a post about sadistic teachers from a man, a woman wrote the following.
” OMG! When I was 14 we played an April Fool on our typing teacher by hiding in the cupboard till 12 o’clock,she was angry and sent us 7 girls to our Year Head, HE told us off then smacked us on our bums!!! I didn’t think anything of it at the time but now I think – THE PERV. And yes there was some sadistic gits who you knew just loved whacking the kids hands with a ruler”
The lady does not give her age but is from the North East of England. She is a prolific poster mainly about TV soaps.
A couple of things though. How did SEVEN girls hide in a cupboard, and I would have thought that 14 year old girls would have realised that it was a bit off for a male teacher to smack their bums .Still, I have no reason to disbelieve her.
You are quite right to raise little doubts about the above account, even though you are too much of a gentleman to dismiss the story out of hand.
Anything beginning ‘OMG’ or ‘LOL’ is fiction and should be treated as such! On the other hand, anything commencing ‘IMHO’ a contraction often used by Another_Lurker, bears the stamp of absolute truth
I know that this is a long shot, but have you ever considered the possibility that these 7 girls were the same 7 girls who were about to be tawsed by the Scottish senior mistress but somehow managed to plug into the power grid of the nearby nuclear power station thereby creating a very powerful electromagnetic field which resulted in them being transported through time and eventually into that rather large wooden structure.
Also the female teacher who discovered them was a rather low form of life in my opinion. Why go to the trouble of sending them elsewhere when she could have just as easily smacked their bottoms herself. Anyway it was a great joke and those girls should have been congratulated rather than smacked.
I actually believe the story because most people posting on other forums usually do not make stories up about school corporal punishment, especially if they attended school during the time when smacking,even of girls was quite common.
I disagree with Lurker. The story is believable. What reason would that woman have for telling porkies?
However there was no reason for the girls to be punished since it was all done in good humor. The female teacher should have just laughed it off. Those girls were being very innovative.
Even though those smacks were probably very mild, the non-female teacher should have not touched those girls. Do you think that there is any chance that the woman concerned or any of the other girls might visit this forum and give a more detailed version of the events? Is there any way you can post on that other forum that you mentioned in order to encourage same?
Most of my friends, 90% of whom are British expats, agree with you that the story is highly believable.
Speaking for myself and all of my friends, we were only ever smacked by female teachers, however it is possible that there were some very low forms of non-female life around back in the day, who thought is was okay to smack a girl’s bottom.
Those girls should have reported that git straight away. As for the mystery of how seven schoolgirls could fit into a cupboard. Well either it was a very large cupboard or some mysterious forces were at work. We could be talking X-files here.
Never the less it is always good to hear from you. Keep up the outstanding work and sayonara for now.
However you may have inadvertently opened up a Pandora’s box of unexplained phenomena. How did those 7 girls get into the cupboard? Was it the same 7 girls mentioned in a previous posting? Are you psychic? The mystery deepens. This could be a modern day version of “Picnic at Hanging Rock”
I think I have got as much information as possible about the seven girls in the cupboard. I am certainly not going to post anything on that forum about this forum.The lady has in fact been on again, this time about a flasher near her school. She was never flashed herself but some of her friends were ( she does not specify whether they were the same girls from the cupboard). She also thinks that some of her friends were physically abused as children, but it being the 1970s no one mentioned it.
Another amusing tale from the same thread. A chap wrote that boys used to compare the number of stripes on each others bottoms ( from caning)when changing for PE, and the one with the most was considered to be the hardest boy in class. The same boy used to win every week until it dawned on them that he had a naturally striped arse and had never been caned.
I do remember comparing slipper marks with another boy after we had both been slippered in PE, in fact many boys used to do this and were quite proud of it.
I also agree with the other forum members that the story is genuine. I also agree with the statement that the female teacher was a real wowser and should have had a sense of humour about a very funny joke.
As for that Cretan who decided to smack those girls, well don’t get me started. As to whether the events described qualify for inclusion in an episode of the X files, well I will leave that for others to judge. Keep up the good work
Well my wife was given the slipper at her school in the early 80s 2 times she recalls! There was none of the nosense that is somtimes talked about in the way of over the bare bum ect. It was simply a case of bend over and whack whack whack. She was even slippered 1 time in the sceience lab for knocking over one of those bunsen burners. She hated that as it was mixed comp school and the lads really took the micky out of her after the teacher had given her the slipper. Good it happend though as today she is well er … should we say she dont mind getting her bum smacked Each time it was over her skirt with her bending forward grabbing a desk. And each time by a male teacher. From what she has told me the science teacher didnt hit girls as hard as the boys who he would really whack hard but he was in her a words a bit of a perv as he tended to give the slipper more to the girls that the boys. For sure not PC these days and im glad its not allowed any more i would kill any teacher would tried to lay a hand on my kids but as a memory of the past especially from my wife I find it funny I suppose … oh the good old days
As for that Cretan who decided to smack those girls, well don’t get me started.
I have re-read Declan’s post several times and I can see no mention of the male teacher who did the smacking being from Crete. Clearly Heather is trying to add some racial element to the story which was not present in the first instance. And please don’t tell me that she was merely misspelling cretin as in that context cretin would not take a capital ‘C’. Just what have you got against the inhabitants of Crete Heather? I think we should be told!