Friday, February 11, 2011

Poll: Only Men Under the Lash?

Anonymous points out on the Men Under The Lash post (Dec 27, 2010) that only flogging men is sexist.  It is true that flogging is applied to both women and men in some countries.  But from what we have seen of the comments on this blog, most people only talk about men taking the lash.  Obviously, this must be an issue of cultural acceptance (and possibly due to the influence of Hollywood, as Anonymous points out in his/her comment).  So, I have created a new poll.  Please view and cast your vote:  should only men be seized up for flogging, or should women also endure the touch of the whip?

9 comments:

  1. I would have no interest at all in seeing a woman being flogged - and would find it somewhat troubling - however I voted for both as in the first case, for some crimes, I think it totally appropriate irrsepective of gender - and secondly, I am guessing there are a few lasses out there who would welcome the chance to have a "short sharp shock" and get on with their lives too.

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  2. Nothing makes me clench my fists quicker than reports of women getting whippings in Sudan and similar hellholes. (There's a recent one on you tube). Not only don't I want to see it, I always wish I could take the punishment for her. Like registering for the draft and pissing in the back yard, this is guys only. News flash: men and women are different. Take off your shirt and go to the nearest mirror. See that big brawny muscular (and possibly hairy) beast? That's you. You are a man. Our bodies give us the muscle and armor to withstand the lash--and for some of us the testosterone to test ourselves. Nut up and shut up.
    If my brother has got to take a flogging, I'll hold his shirt for him and hope he takes it well. Maybe I'll whip him myself. But I'll be damned if I am going to stand by and watch while my sister gets it. Same with wife or gf. No way.

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  3. I don't disagree with you Mike, I simply meant that if, for example a guy had the choice of a striped back *OR* two years having his life destroyed in prison - I would not wish to remove an option from someone just because the person was female.

    "Sorry Murtle, I know you would prefer having twelve lashes and be sent home, but we'd rather protect you from that. Instead, we have decided to have you sent to prison for two years while you lose your job and your family falls apart".

    Somehow, I think a few women would be less than appreciative of that sort of "manliness" taking away their chance to get on with their lives - and, fantasy aside, I don't know of any criminal courts where the judge lets a boyfriend / husband / admirer bravely take the lashes or other punishment for the woman in the dock.

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  4. Nice to know there a guys willing to take lashes for a girl in need, however you'll find a lot a of us would prefer to take our own punishment.
    Personally between going to prision or face the whip, the whip wins. I know it's incredibily painful I've had some belt whippings so have some kind of idea. Twelve to 18 strokes across a woman's back is more than sufficient to take

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  5. I agree with anonymous -- plus, the idea that women are somehow too weak to take pain is pretty ridiculous, given what we go through giving birth to children. I'd take the whip over prison time any day.

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  6. I am so glad to have a woman join in our conversation!

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  7. Glad to see another girl joined in the convo before me.
    I personally have a bizarre fascination with back flogging. NOT spanking, caning, butt belting or any of these dumb BDSM stuff. I mean real military style punishments. Enjoyed (although privately, too scared what family would think) Mutiny on the Bounty whipping, Starship troopers, Dragonard, and the list goes on. Even seen Mary Bryant and didn't cringe.
    And yes, even though I am a girl, I personally believe I could take it as well as any man. Women are naturally made to have a higher pain tolerance, as Anonymous said, so I think my odds would be great. I wish that there was some way to know for sure.
    Unfortunately...it will have to remain a fantasy. Only people around here that engage in this sort of thing are BDSM scene doms, which will spank but not flog. And a 'flogger' is not a cat-o-nine or a bullwhip. Nothing short would do.

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