I’m always a bit fascinated by the story of the female high school teacher that gets sexually involved with a student, and I guess that’s because it’s always been assumed that it’s the male teacher can’t be trusted and such things are just high school male fantasy lore. The public perception has always been that the female teacher is the more mature and responsible one when it came to dealing with the opposite sex, and that it would be preposterous for a female teacher to get involved with a student, that’s it’s nothing but just a young male’s fantasy. Heck, you really never hear of male teachers taking advantage of students . . . I mean, you do, but not to the extend that you hear about female teachers having relations with their male students.
My blogging friend Barry over at LiberallyLean.com has a good bit on his website where he keeps track of such female educator indiscretions, I guess it’s his service to the public.
I can’t decide if . . .
A. Female teachers have always taken advantage of their male students and were not getting caught.
B. Female teachers have been taking advantage of their male students, have been caught, bit the story was not made public.
C. Stories of male teachers taking advantage of female students aren’t getting reported.
D. This is a fairly new thing.
E. Or something else.
Anywho, below is a list of articles my friend Barry (at least I hope I can call him a friend) has posted that involve female teachers getting involved with male students. I did my best to edit out any updates, and some are missing because he’s included them in his Daily Thoughts (highly similar to Bag of Randomness). I’m referencing it because it’s the only ‘definitive’ source I can find that tracks such things.
Most of this all came to mind because of the latest and craziest story of the year regarding this topic.