There is talk it seems of introducing caning in girls' schools and there are some strong proponents of the topic. They offer
There are so many flaws to that one argument that everything from the gender of the speaker to the colour of her lipstick in the photograph (if it were a 'she' and if she were wearing lipstick) eludes me. All I could focus on was this absurd notion of distorted gender qualification that has been running havoc since the time of Eve.
Let me start off by saying that I do not approve of caning in girls' schools. If I had a daughter in an all-girls school and caning were to be introduced into the disciplinarian system, I'd go so far to say that I would take my daughter out of that school. There are several reasons why I do not agree with the concept of inflicting serious corporeal punishment on girls but the main point is this:
They are girls.
I do not care that the world seems to think that we are improving when history proves that if anything, we are regressing. We are regressing because where once we accepted our mistakes and tried to learn from them, now we gloss over mistakes and call it progress. Women's lib did nothing beneficial for women. On the contrary, it took away a great deal of worth attached to a woman's role in family, the community and society. It forced women to stereotype themselves according to guidelines set by male standards, demean themselves to delusional doormats and deny their God-given inheritance as nurturers and comforters. In short, it succeeded in indoctrinating women and society to believe as truth, the very values it set out to rebuke. Perhaps women's lib meant for something else to happen but sin at grass root level dictates that there can only be one philosophy for the rebellious soul no matter how much sheen is applied.
Equality and worth are not intricately linked to the roles imposed on us, on what we do and how well it appears we do them and as much as Bentham would have us believe, our worth is worth far more than our use. Girls should not be let to believe that they can only find their worth in jobs that men do be it in the corporate or military world. Girls should not be led to assume that motherhood is worth less than a 5 figure, 9 to 5 job or that it is a pity and a shame to step away from the corporate ladder in order to raise a family. They should not think that wearing pinstripes is more important than cooking or that a baby along the way is a liability.
I am against treating girls like boys and women like men because we aren't boys or men. I'm not saying there's a double standard to be had. There's just one standard; God's.
God made men to lead their creation and sin messed that up. Men now use their God-given strength to abuse and harm instead of to protect, shield and guide the fairer of the sexes. Women on the other hand, instead of allowing men to lead them, demand that they take charge and instead of nurturing life and supporting men, they use their God-given charm to manipulate and deceive in order to get what they want. So what you get is the mash we have now; men oppressing women, and women, not just retaliating or reacting to being treated that way but also actively demanding that they be made 'equal' with men. The irony is, they are already equal, if only they stick to their roles.
The fact that they step out of their roles make them less than equal. I think this particular irony of life is almost best summed up in C.S Lewis' The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Edmund is told that he will be made prince of Narnia if he obeys the Witch yet he is already actually a King.
Treating girls like boys just because they behave like boys will not solve the problem. Where boys strive on confrontation, the nature of girls is such that confrontation will only make them more defensive which, is hardly the outcome desired.
So, in a nutshell, I say NO to caning girls in schools.