The Sexual Torture of Schoolgirls Continues with the Supreme Court's Tacit Approval
The U.S. Supreme Court recently turned its back on an opportunity to prevent the sexual torture of schoolgirls by public officials. That kind of torture continues, occurring numerous times every school day; an obscene stain on the reputation of America.
On June 18, 2004, an adult woman named Jessica Serafin was accused of having been absent without leave (AWOL) from the Texas high school in which she was enrolled. The school's principal had two of his assistants hold Ms. Serafin down while the principal used a four-foot-long board to violently strike Ms. Serafin's buttocks, thigh, hip, and hand. After Ms. Serafin had been beaten bloody, she was ordered to go to her assigned classroom. She was not permitted to leave the school to seek medical care until several hours later. (Additional details are posted at http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2008/09/379497.shtml )
This is not the first time that a schoolgirl was beaten bloody for being absent without leave. On December 1, 1982, a schoolgirl named Shelly Gaspersohn was beaten with a two-foot-long spanking paddle. She was beaten by an assistant principal at Dunn High School in Harnett County, North Carolina ( http://www.christianbook.com/Christian/Books/cms_content?page=262522&event=CF ).
Dunn High School was operated by the Harnett County School District. It was recently reported that, "The Harnett County Board of Education voted Monday [September 9, 2008] to ban corporal punishment in public schools ( http://www.wral.com/news/news_briefs/story/3515231/ ). The Harnett County Board of Education should be commended for its action. In the future, the schoolgirls of Harnett County will not be sexually abused under the color of law.
Shelly Gaspersohn was paddled in 1982. Between then and now, beating schoolgirls for being absent without leave -- and for other reasons -- has become thoroughly sexualized. Due to advances in our understanding of human physiology, we now know that a female's buttocks and thighs contain sexually sensitive nerve endings that, when stimulated, send nerve impulses to her clitoris, triggering an orgasm. We also now know that violently striking a schoolgirl's buttocks and thighs can teach her to associate violent assault with sexual stimulation, thereby causing her to become psychosexually deranged. And we can now, via the Internet, watch schoolgirls being beaten on their naked buttocks. We can watch this kind of sexual assault in living color by connecting to websites such as spankmybottom.com. At that website, any child or adult can watch a free movie trailer about a "schoolgirl" named Jodie Carnell, who is shown being caned on her bare buttocks for being "Absent Without Leave." And on that same website, other schoolgirls are shown being spanked, caned, paddled, strapped, and beaten with other instruments such as hair brushes and shoes. Publicly beating the naked buttocks of "schoolgirls" is now big business and, in most cases, it's pornography.
Parents and Teachers Against Violence in Education (PTAVE) is now advising students that any school official who strikes a student's buttocks is committing a sexual assault. This advice is available to all students via the Internet ( http://nospank.net/riak126.htm ). Due to the publication of this advice, a growing number of students are becoming aware that their buttocks are sex organs.
In these times -- the Age of the Internet -- it's very easy for students to imagine that their school's principal has been using a school computer to watch movies of attractive young women being beaten on their bare buttocks and hoping that a girl at his school will give him an excuse to beat her buttocks until those organs are blood red. It's now very easy for PTAVE-educated students to suspect that their school's principal is really just a sadistic psychopath and sexual deviant. In these times, it's not surprising that students have little or no respect for school authorities. Could you respect a man who enjoys beating children's sex organs?
During the past few decades, advocates of non-violent education have called on state legislators and school boards to repeal laws and regulations that permit the corporal punishment of schoolchildren. Such laws have now been repealed in most states. However, more than 300,000 students are still being beaten annually in the 21 states that do permit corporal punishment ( http://hrw.org/reports/2008/us0808/ ).
The sexual torture of students by public school officials should be brought to an end everywhere in America but, unfortunately, the justices of the Supreme Court of the United States recently turned their backs on an opportunity to stop that torture. On June 23, 2008, the justices denied Jessica Serafin's petition for a writ of certiorari ( http://origin.www.supremecourtus.gov/docket/07-9760.htm ). In other words, the justices refused to hear Ms. Serafin's appeal and they thereby decided to allow the sexual torture of schoolgirls to continue.
The ongoing political battles to stop public officials from torturing children will continue for years and years and in that time millions of children will be sexually assaulted by public officials. The Supreme Court could have prevented that obscene brutality by one fell swoop of its mighty pen. The justices will one day regret their decision to allow that brutality to continue.
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