Most commonly this involved dressing an unruly male in attire more fitting of a young girl. For a pubescent boy to be so attired was of course most humiliating. To be seen by relatives, including sisters and nieces, would serve to further bring home his sense of shame, prior to the inevitable thrashing he would receive for his misdemeanours.
velvet shorts, a white shirt with ruffles adorning the front and sleeves, a big
bow tied at the front, white stockings, black patent leather shoes and a blue
velvet cap would make any self respecting male squirm with embarrassment. If
this attire didn't sufficiently humiliate the lad, more lace and
ruffles would be added. But his feelings would not be spared. The male would be
marched out to the giggles of family and friends. Such attire ensured a more
subdued and respectful attitude.
Scotland in particular this form of discipline took a real hold and was commonly
employed throughout the 1930's, 1940's and even through the 1950's. Offenders
would often be seen out at the shops, wearing a kilt, alongside their unsmiling
mothers. What was perhaps not so obvious were the little girl's petticoat and
drawers that were hidden beneath the kilt of the previously recalcitrant male.
Males subjected to such discipline would take immense care to ensure their kilt
did not flap around to reveal his delicate and feminine frillies! It is perhaps
understandable that such apparel would curb the most willful of behaviour.
home he might be required to change into something even more mortifying.
Slipping off his kilt and shirt he would don one of his sister's party frocks,
gaily adorned in lacy frills, puff sleeves and tied up with a great big bow at
the back. A pair of lacy ankle socks and slippers would leave him ready for a
big pink bow to be tied in his hair! Imagine the ignominy, that would be felt
when neighbours or relatives called, and the ridiculing he would be subjected
to by sisters and nieces! Many a male completed his domestic chores red-faced
and teary eyed. One could always tell if his mates were so punished too. They
were the males who didn't laugh if they saw him dressed so shamefully when they
No wonder males subjected to such discipline tended to be well behaved, especially knowing a thick leather tawse was hanging behind the pantry door too....
Are you in need of a little Petticoat Discipline?
I adore disciplining unruly males using the supremely humiliating practise of Petticoat Discipline. In fact, I have some very special garments just perfect for such occasions.
And I know there's a few males in particular who will not forget some of those garments in a hurry...