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15 Jul '14

News Teachers see porn link with school canings: From the archive, 15 July 1977

Corporal punishment inspires a disturbing amount of pornographic material, says teachers' societyThe retention of corporal punishment in many British schools is blamed today for the "disturbing" amount of pornography now on sale which dwells on school beatings. One magazine sampled by the Society of Teachers Opposed to Physical Punishment carried "50 pages of photographs of teacher striking schoolboy with cane, metre rule and hand on clothed and unclothed buttocks."Its two-page colour centre spread showed a model posing as a teacher caning two schoolboys on their bare buttocks. The society says corporal punishment magazines, priced from £1 to £3.50, devote a third of their space to school material. This "proves that the sexual dimension to corporal punishment at school does exist for enough people to make it commercially worthwhile." Such punishment can damage a child's normal sexual development while addiction to it is a common form of sexual deviation, mainly among men. Continue reading...

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