By Paula Andante
Although it remains an organization that is largely unknown to the general population, the Society of Active Spanking Sisters (SASS) continues to experience rapid growth in membership. The Society is dedicated to the proposition that the female gender is superior to the male in many respects and that the world would be a better place if all women used corporal punishment to control the men in their lives.
If you are one of the many who have never heard of SASS, you may wish to consider the role the male-dominated media has played in keeping this fast-growing organization a secret. To date membership has increased solely as a result word-of-mouth recruiting by existing members, but an organization that is growing as fast as this one cannot remain out of the public eye much longer. I’m absolutely convinced that, as SASS grows, our society will become a better and better place.
SASS held its annual convention recently and I was privileged to be in attendance. More than 1,000 enthusiastic supporters of the spanking movement (We members refer to ourselves as ‘SASSy Ladies.), a new attendance record, gathered to show support for the Society’s activities and to exchange information and tips on effective punishment techniques.
On the second day of the convention, the attendees heard speeches from two impressive advocates of the females-spanking-males proposition. I was permitted to tape their presentations and am pleased to be able to share a transcript of their remarks with subscribers to Strict Women.com.
The session was chaired by Harriet James, a founding member of SASS. I’m sure you will find her words, as well as those of the two speakers, to be interesting and enlightening. Here, without editing, is a word-for-word transcription of the program.
MRS. JAMES: “It is indeed a pleasure to see so many of you here today and to be able to introduce one outstanding example of the rapidly growing number of strict Women of the Twenty-First Century — Marcia Rollins. Marcia is a career woman who has successfully started up and developed one of the best-known Interior Design firms in the United States. Marcia built her company from scratch, starting with a two-person office made up of herself and her sister Nancy. Today she employs more than twenty individuals in a firm that has become a model for the entire industry. Marcia is a proud member of SASS and has organized her business in accordance with our organization’s philosophy. All of the managers and designers – the brains of her company — are women. The carpenters, painters, wallpaper hangers and other laborers are all men. The men in her employ are well known for the high quality and efficiency of their work. Marcia will be telling you in some detail how she motivates her workforce to achieve such high standards of quality, but let me give you a little hint. There is a hairbrush, and a leather strap prominently on display on her desk at all times and every one of her male employees has felt each of these implements striking his bottom on more than one occasion! (Applause)
In keeping with the basic tenets of SASS, Marcia’s female employees have never been spanked. We continue to advocate spanking as a disciplinary protocol that is to be administered only by women and that men should be the sole recipients of corporal punishment. This is a principle from which our organization will never deviate! (Applause).
I could go on praising this successful woman and describing her accomplishments, but I’m certain Marcia herself can tell her story much better than I can. We are fortunate that Marcia is able to be with us at this year’s SASS convention. She has always been willing to openly discuss the methods she uses in running her company and I’m delighted that she has agreed to share her thoughts on disciplining males in today’s permissive society. Ladies, please welcome Marcia Rollins. (Applause)
MRS. ROLLINS: “Thank you, Harriet. It really is an honor and a privilege to be invited to address this group. I am a firm believer in the tenets of SASS and sincerely believe that American society will only improve as this organization gains prominence. It’s time we face the fact that men have run the world for too long. All you have to do is read the front page of any newspaper to see what a poor job they have done. Men have their skills and their talents, ladies, but they do not include those that are required to run a home or a business. Someday we will come to the long overdue conclusion that they are equally ill equipped to run a government! (Applause)
Our society has long recognized that we women have the organizational skills, the intellect and the good common sense required to run a household. Now, in companies like my own, we are demonstrating how these skills lead to success in the world of commerce. We’ve lived in a male dominated world for too long. Let’s face it, men are too often ruled by their quest for power and their sexual urges, but they can be controlled and they can indeed be very useful and productive. The basic principle that lies at the heart of SASS – that women should control men by the judicious use of corporal punishment is one that will change the world we live in and make it a better place for both genders! (Applause) “I myself began using old-fashioned spanking as the primary method of punishment for my husband shortly after our marriage. My husband was generally well behaved and I loved him then as I do now after over twenty years of marriage. Nonetheless, he was a male and needed a woman’s guidance in just about every aspect of his life. I helped and guided him in his career, in his role as a father and husband, and even in our intimate life together. When he faltered, he went over my knee for a sound spanking. He’s been subjected to hours of corner time, had his mouth washed out with soap, and often has been unable to sit comfortably for days at a time. As a result, he has developed into a model husband and father, a very skilled auto mechanic, and into an excellent lover! Even after all these years, I still find it necessary to deal with him once or twice each month and he has learned to accept his punishments as his just due. Some would say that I am fortunate to have such a fine husband. The truth, of course, is that being fortunate has little to do with marital success. There’s a method that works in refining males and it’s based on love and discipline! (Applause)
“Having been so successful with my husband, it was natural for me to incorporate the principles of SASS when I started my own business. I started with the firm conviction that the managers and administrators in my company would all be women. I wanted to draw on the special organizational talents and skills that we women are so blessed with. And since mine was to be a design firm, I vowed that women would also fill all the creative positions. If anyone has any doubt as to whether this approach would work, they need only look at my firm’s most recent profit and loss statement. We women are running what is undoubtedly the most successful and profitable Interior Design firm in the country. (Applause)
“My plan was that we would be a full service company. Not only would we advise our clients on decorating their homes and offices, we would also design their buildings and oversee their construction. This, of course, meant that we had to hire men. Men have physical strength. Given proper instruction, they are good at things like building, painting, and so forth. Since we would need to have men on the payroll. I had a plan. It was a simple, if a somewhat radical, one. I hired only highly skilled craftsmen and paid them at a rate fifty percent higher than the prevailing union wage for their area of specialization. As you might guess, once word got out that I was paying at that level, I had a multitude of applicants. I told the men I hired that they would be subject to corporal punishment if they did not perform their duties at a level equal to my very high expectations. When a qualified candidate agreed to this, I met with his wife and told her how I planned to deal with her husband. I suggested that if I found it necessary to discipline her husband at work, it would be advisable that she also punish him at home after work. I only hired the men whose wives agreed to this arrangement.
“I must confess that, at the outset I had some difficulty persuading some of these wives that my methods would be effective, but I staunchly refused to hire any man whose wife did not agree to my terms. Today things are much different; I no longer have to advertise when I have a job vacancy to fill. Instead I turn to a list of wives of craftsmen who’ve contacted me and asked me to employ their husbands. You see, they’ve spoken to the wives of my current employees and have heard how their husbands have become better men since they joined my firm. Many of these women tell me they’ve already begun spanking their husbands in anticipation of my hiring them. So, as my business expands, I have a growing list of disciplined males to select from. In fact, I see several wives of my male employees present in this room! Perhaps some of you have never thought of corporal punishment as a competitive advantage in business, but it certainly has proven to be one for mine. (Applause) “I’ve always been very consistent in the application of punishment. When one of my male employees fails to meet the standards I’ve clearly established for him, he gets spanked. It’s that simple. I don’t have to yell, scream or even get angry. All I have to do is point at the culprit and say, ‘That’s it. You’re going to get it.’ They know what this means and they never fail to react with pleas for mercy and promises to change their ways.
“I cannot overemphasize the importance of not being dissuaded by those pleas and promises. Yes, they are heartfelt and sincere, but a woman who loses her resolve to deliver a promised punishment will quickly lose the respect of the men in her life as well. (Applause)
“I’ve been asked to discuss my methods and techniques with you this afternoon. Of course, I’m delighted to do so, but I must caution you that it is important for you to work out your own routine for punishment. The details of what works for me may not work for you, so please regard my approach to discipline as only a framework for you to consider. There are some basic principles that I highly recommend you adhere to. I’ll refer to these as ‘constants’ and strongly urge that you include them in every punishment you administer. Other than these ‘constants,’ I can’t emphasize enough the importance of developing an approach with which you are most comfortable.
“In my opinion, the most important thing you can do to establish an environment of matriarchal authority is to develop a predictable disciplinary ritual in your marriage or in your business. Make it clear that each and every violation of the rules will result in punishment and make each punishment session as similar as possible to the one that preceded it. You’ll find that men respond more positively to an easily understood system of reward and punishment.
“In my business, a boy (I make it a practice to refer to my male employees as ‘boys.’) who has earned a spanking knows exactly what he’s in for — and, believe me, he doesn’t like it. Of course, the intensity of punishment must vary depending on the seriousness of the offense. Having said that, however, there are certain aspects of punishment that remain constant every time I find it necessary to deal with one of them.
“First, spankings are always administered in our conference room at the end of the workday. I don’t believe in inflicting punishment while I’m angry, so I give myself time to cool down by scheduling discipline at a set time. Besides, spending some time anticipating his punishment does a male a lot of good…. (Applause) I strongly recommend that you adopt this approach. At home, after dinner may be a more convenient time for you. In the business world, perhaps you’d find that first thing in the morning or right after lunch fits your schedule better. That’s fine, of course. All I’m suggesting is that calmly administering punishment at a regular time and in an established location adds a certain formality to the proceedings which makes men regard it more seriously than an ad hoc, spur-of-the-moment spanking administered in anger.
“Second, I insist that that the women in my employ witness and assist in each of the spankings I administer. There are now six women on my staff and often one or more of them are out of the office, consulting with clients or attending seminars on the latest trends in our ever-changing industry. Nevertheless there are always a few managers and designers in the office in addition to myself and my sister Nancy who runs the financial end of our business. Whichever of these ladies is present always participate in any punishment session that takes place. This accomplishes an important objective. It adds greatly to the embarrassment and humiliation of the one who is being dealt with. Men are very prideful, as most of you already know from experience. This idea of being spanked like a child is in and of itself a blow to their macho self-image. Having several women watching as they are punished, having these women hear them beg and plead and see tears rolling down their cheeks is as important a part of their punishment as the pain they are feeling.
“Several of the women I’ve hired over the years are relatively young college graduates to whom the idea of spanking the men in their lives is new. By having them watch and participate in the punishment of my ‘boys,’ they begin to see just how effective a tool corporal punishment can be and they begin to incorporate it into their private lives. So, a secondary effect of having my managers and designers present when I punish my male employees is that it furthers the objectives of SASS. Ladies, the sooner the young women of this nation begin to understand their natural role in regard to the disciplining of men, the happier they will be in their future life! (Applause)
I also insist that as many of my male employees as possible be present for their co-workers’ punishments. What better way to remind a male of what will happen to him if he misbehaves then to see one of his friends being justly punished? If you’re going to use corporal punishment as a business tool, it really doesn’t matter how many employees you have. Let all of your female employees see how you punish the men in your company. Make it clear that they will have to share in this responsibility themselves. And have the men who work for you watch as you punish their co-workers. If you’re spanking them effectively, it will be a deterrent to future misbehavior for them too. That’s how it’s done in my firm and I can assure you that it works!
“My third constant is one I’ve never varied from. I always spank in the traditional over-the-knee position. While I do utilize the “bent over” position for the application of the strap in extreme cases, every punishment session in my home and in my office begins with the naughty culprit in that time-honored position. Of course, the men in my company dislike having to place themselves over my lap or over the lap of one of the young ladies in my office, but it’s precisely the fact that they dislike it so that makes this position so effective. Besides, there is no other position that offers such easy access to the target area and which permits a woman to control squirming and kicking. Let’s face it, ladies, over-the-knee is the only way to spank! (Applause)
“I’m aware that my fourth constant is a subject of some controversy, but it is one that I am convinced is the key to maximizing the effectiveness of corporal punishment. Without exception, ladies, I always spank on the bare bottom. (Loud Applause) As those of you who are already active spankers well know, men seem to regard this aspect of punishment with as much dread as the spanking itself, but I refuse to compromise my standards on this crucial aspect of chastisement.
“There are many reasons for my insistence on bare-bottom spanking. It’s important to me to be able to see what I’m doing. A male being spanked will often carry on as if he’s in extreme agony. Being able to see the redness of his backside is the best way for me to gauge whether he’s overreacting and to determine when he has indeed had enough.
“More importantly, there’s the humiliation of having his underpants taken down and his behind exposed to his boss, her female staff members, and his fellow workers. Humiliation is an extremely important factor in punishment. In fact, I sometimes think it’s the most important factor of all. I’ve often heard one of my ‘boys’ offer to take additional spanks if only I’d permit him to leave his pants or underpants up. That in itself is proof positive of the impact of baring their bottoms.
“I’m convinced that most men, for whatever reason, are self-conscious about the size of their sexual equipment. I’m not sure why, but most of them are afraid that they do not ‘measure up’ in the relatively unimportant area of penis size. So, they are shy about being seen naked, particularly by a group of women, but also by their contemporaries. I think this fear of being exposed as too small, results in the humiliation that men feel when we take their pants down for a spanking and I take advantage of this conviction to maximize the mortification my employees feel when they are being punished. I and the women who work for me make it a practice to comment among ourselves on the smallness of the men we punish. Referring to their “wee-wees” and their “pee-pees” while we laugh merrily is a standard part of our spanking sessions. Some men (many in my experience) become erect when their bottoms are bared for punishment. While I have no idea why this occurs, we make it a point to ridicule these ‘boys’ to the fullest extent possible.
“Always remember that the objective of punishment is to make a male regret his actions and to instill a resolve to never repeat whatever transgression he’s committed. I’m absolutely convinced that a spanking is much more likely to achieve these goals if it’s administered to a bare behind. (Applause)
“My final constant is the result of years of experience. I’ve become a great believer in after-spanking reflection time, so I make certain every punishment is followed by some time standing in the corner displaying a red behind! (Applause) Not only does this heighten the important humiliation factor, but it also guarantees that the punished culprit will think about his punishment and resolve not to repeat whatever behavior got him into trouble in the first place. So, the naughty male stands in the corner showing us his well-spanked behind while we women drink coffee and plan the next day’s work. After a half-hour or so in the corner reflecting on his behavior, I hand the culprit a telephone and we watch and listen as he calls his wife to tell her what he’s done and how he’s been dealt with. Then he’s sent home where, in most cases, furhter punishment awaits him.
“So those are my simple rules, ladies. First, spank at a set time and in a set place. Second, have as many women as possible witness a male’s punishment and have his peers witness them too. Third, always spank over-the-knee and fourth, always on the bare bottom. Fifth, follow each discipline session with some corner-time. It’s worked well for me and I’m certain it will work for you! (Applause)
“Thank you! Now, having covered those basics, let me turn my attention to some other related issues. I’m often asked how frequently men should be punished. The correct answer, of course, is that they should be spanked as often as necessary! (Applause)
“In my business and in my home, there’s no doubt that the need for punishment has declined as the men in my life have learned how their transgressions will be dealt with — which in and of itself is testimony to the effectiveness of corporal punishment. When they were newly hired, I seemed to have one or another of my employees over my knee nearly every day. Now the more experienced ones probably average less than one spanking a month. I’ve made it clear to the men who work for me that they will be subject to a sound spanking whenever they misbehave as long as they are on my payroll. Having said that, I rarely have to deal with my more experienced ‘boys.’ No one can say how frequently you will have to take your own men over your knee. Experience suggests that if you are just beginning to introduce them to corporal punishment, it will take several sessions to convince them that you are serious. Eventually, however, they’ll get the point and you’ll be working with well-behaved, responsible adults. Still they all will need an occasional reminder and I urge you not to be reluctant to provide it! (Applause)
“I’m also often asked about the use of implements in spanking. As I said before, I’m convinced that the intensity of punishment must vary with the seriousness of the offense a male has committed. One simple way to vary intensity is through the use of implements. I like to keep things simple, so I do not believe a woman needs to have an arsenal of punishment equipment at her disposal. Believe me, everything you need is probably already available in your own home or office. I suggest that you identify one or two items that will be used for punishment. Once men associate these items with their spankings, a simple reference to one of them will be enough to elicit promises of improved behavior.
“Personally, I like to spank with my bare hand. I find that for many offenses, this (Holds her right hand up for all to see.) is sufficient to make my point. (Applause) I’m quite capable of delivering a quite painful punishment using my firm right hand — as all the men in my company can tell you! There’s something about a hand spanking that adds to humiliation. It’s just so childish, I guess. So that’s another reason for spanking my ‘boys’ that way.
“For more serious offenses, I have a hairbrush that I’ve used for years. It’s nearly ten inches long and an inch and a half thick. It was once shiny, but the paint has nearly worn off it from years of use! My ‘boys’ absolutely hate the hairbrush and have actually been known to nearly start crying as soon as I tell them I intend to use it. I also have a leather strap that I resort to from time to time. It’s reserved for special cases, however, and I don’t find it necessary to use it often. I keep these items prominently on display on my desk as a reminder and I’ve noticed that every time one of my male employees is in my office, he can’t resist glancing at them with a bit of dread.
“When one of the men has earned a punishment for some transgression serious enough to warrant their use, I require that he fetch the instrument of correction and deliver it to me in the conference room at the appointed hour. I, or one of my female staffers, always begin with a hand spanking and move up to the hairbrush and then, when necessary, to the strap.
“I really don’t think you need more implements than that. Your hairbrush should be a solid, wooden one, of course, and not one of those plastic items that some women try to use. If you don’t have one, SASS is selling several effective models outside this room. As far as a strap is concerned, I’m certain you have a supple leather belt in your wardrobe that will serve the purpose well. Finding these things is easy. Actually putting them to use takes resolve and commitment. I urge you to begin immediately! (Applause)
“I can see that it is time for our mid-morning coffee break, so I’m going to pause here and resume my talk after the break. Please take this time to have refreshment, but also to get to know your fellow SASS members better. I want to encourage you to introduce yourself to someone you don’t know during the break. Tell her about your experiences with spanking men and ask her about her experiences. I’m sure you all have a lot to teach each other about this important subject. Also, don’t forget to take this opportunity to visit the various exhibits out side this room. You’ll find suppliers of hairbrushes, paddles, and canes as well as a book seller featuring some excellent material to help you in controlling the men in your life.
“Enjoy the break and I’ll see you back here in about forty-five minutes.” (Applause)
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