7 Feb

Nooooo, not my punishment.  What would i get punished for?  i’m a good girl, i am.

Criminals.  Here are two different {kinky} suggestions about how to punish criminals and prevent over-crowding in prisons.


In his provocative book, Graeme Newman makes a powerful, persuasive argument for restricting prison terms to the hard core of repeat offenders and truly violent criminals. For most crimes and criminals, the temporary physical pain of a carefully controlled electric shock could well be a cheaper, more effective, more meaningful punishment. And it is more humane than years spent facing the random terror and violence of prison.

So this would be like the violet wand or a tens unit, right?  Which would be a deterrent to me, i’m not a fan of the violet wand.  But it might be a reward for others.

Here’s a link if you want to check out the book.

In other news:


Montana State Rep. Jerry O’Neil (R) is sponsoring a bill to allow defendants to “bargain with the court” to receive “corporal punishment in lieu of incarceration.” The bill would apply to not just misdemeanor crimes, but also felonies — though the bill requires that the “exact nature of the corporal punishment to be imposed” be “commensurate with the severity, nature, and degree of the harm caused by the offender.”

Yes, that’s the picture that went with the article – isn’t that great?  Here’s the link in case you want to read more.

And that, boys and girls, is today’s kinky sociology lesson.  It’s an interesting world we live in, isn’t it?

15 Responses to “Punishment”

  1. striving for Peace February 7, 2013 at 7:08 am #

    Interesting – so — apparently Singapore has it right with the canings – — hmmmm

    I never thought of criminals as just brats that need a spanking – but they could be on to something!


    • aisha February 10, 2013 at 3:19 am #

      Yeah, for real, Sfp, the idea of Singapore and the canes freaks me out. Um, no. Never mind…

  2. sirqsmlb February 7, 2013 at 7:47 am #

    Interesting for sure. Now, what is the check to make sure that they’re not sadists and just need to wear pink frill with excessive rise perfume and be hugged punishment instead?


    • aisha February 10, 2013 at 3:21 am #

      Dear Fiona,

      Exactly! That would be a problem! And then I’d be offended because why would wearing “girl things” be offered as a punishment -just another example of a patriarchal society and – yeah. No, wouldn’t work. 🙂

  3. vanillamom February 7, 2013 at 8:35 am #

    would that make most people NOT do crime, I wonder, due to the humiliation factor, I wonder? Smoke a joint, get busted carrying a dime bag, get 25 whacks..be done with it. Repeat. Develop a spanking fetish whenever you smoke pot…



    • aisha February 10, 2013 at 3:21 am #

      Yeah, i think that would be a risk, ‘Nilla!! 🙂

  4. jadescastle February 7, 2013 at 8:39 am #

    Can you imagine the level of Sadism needed to sign up for being the spanker? Here’s to hoping that they rule out victims of violent crime for that job because that might not be too fun to think about. i remember being a little shocked about the Singapore caning thing back before i had intimate knowledge of canes. i will say….it would make me think two or three times before choosing to do something illegal. We know jails and even the death penalty doesn’t work to stop repeat offenders. Canes though? Yeah. Might work.

    • aisha February 10, 2013 at 3:23 am #

      Dear Jade – yes, that would take some serious sadists, and i don’t think we want to go out of our way to create that kind of career path, right? Plus – it’s punishment that doesn’t work. Not just jail and death penalty but punishment is ineffective as behavior modification. Just saying…. 🙂

  5. tiffany February 7, 2013 at 8:42 am #

    Actually I think both is a good idea. If parents were allowed to spank their children without the fear of losing them and going to court constantly we’d have a lot more well behaved children.

    • night owl February 7, 2013 at 11:16 am #

      I want to be politically correct here.

      Using corporal punishment with an adult, administered by an impartial hand, with the full understanding by the adult of his rights and societal obligations is MUCH different than an parent wielding corporal punishment on a misbehaving child.

      If we were to legally allow parents to administer corporal punishment, then we open the door again to the parental abuses we had in the past.

      As far as an effective method of discipline, every study on behavioral conditioning ever done shows that spanking does not work except in cases when the child has done something to endanger himself, like run out in the street, or try to poke something in an electrical outlet. Under those circumstances only, is spanking effective enough to scare and surprise the child into compliance.

      I was spanked as a child but it was never done with impartiality and objectivity. It was done in rage and reactivity. Can you guarantee that every parent has the mental health and self-discipline to not overreact?

    • aisha February 10, 2013 at 3:27 am #

      Hey, Tiffany,

      I’ve certainly heard that opinion expressed before – it always confuses me a little bit because parents here can spank all they like as long as they don’t leave bruises, and yet I’ve heard parents here say the same thing. I think it’s a misconception people have.

      I know for my kids, spanking wasn’t the most effective strategy to make them well-behaved, but there was certainly a time or two that I swatted them. As a child myself, avoiding spankings taught me to be sneaky and to lie well, but I looked really well-behaved. 🙂

  6. night owl February 7, 2013 at 11:06 am #

    Wow! I had no idea that this return to corporal punishment was even being considered. I would have to agree that many are likely to prefer corporal punishment over jail.

    • aisha February 10, 2013 at 3:28 am #

      You know, you’re probably right, night owl. i really posted this sort of tongue in cheek – i’m not really in favor of beatings for criminals – or public hangings either, right? But i’m sure some people would go for it.

  7. Wordwytch February 7, 2013 at 5:28 pm #

    You know things are messed up when you start seeing articles like that. Gads!

    • aisha February 10, 2013 at 3:29 am #

      Exactly, Wordwytch! I was sort of shocked and amused at the same time…

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