Hi American Way
You said above:
With the epidemic of childhood obesity should a double standard be applied to the size of the cane when applied to the bottom?
I am reminded of the superb photo
composition by my greatly esteemed (and currently sadly missed) fellow contributor JformerlyJethro which is to be found in this post
. Indeed, he makes the same point as yourself regarding youthful obesity!
BTW, the picture has now been there for over 2½ years. It is doing nobody any harm. So please, I beseech you, no requests to the Forum Management that it be removed on the grounds that it might outrage some hypothetical future visitor here.
You ask with regard to canes:
Do you really need a girl size cane and a boy size one?
How big is a boy? How big is a girl? My own opinion, as quoted by JformerlyJethro at the beginning of the above linked post, is that while in the past it was often customary to have a heavier and longer cane for senior boys than for girls and juniors, this would not be justifiable in a caning regime in the modern world. However, possibly some cane sizing by age might be appropriate.