I am really getting tired of it.Â Is it possible to go even a month without reading about how another female teacher “slept with” one of her students?
(Side Note:Â Why is it that if a male teacher “sleeps with” a female student, the headlines use words like rape, molested, took advantage of, etc.?Â Which they should by the way.Â But when it in involves a female teacher they say she “slept with”, “had a relationship with”, and so on.Â In either case, it is statuatory rape of a minor, and should be judged just as harshly.)
In the latest case, which is way too close to me (in terms of driving distance),Â Newark School Teacher Tracy Booth is accused of having sex with a 13 year old student.Â 13 years old.Â Now I don’t think I need to go into the obvious and primary reason this is wrong.Â But let me extend it even further.Â How many times have you heard (or do you know) women that prefer older men because even at 18 or 20 years old, that men are just clumsy testoserone machines, and have not really grown up yet sexually.Â Just what does a 31 year old woman get out of a 13 year old boy?Â (Never mind, I don’t think I really want that answered.Â Sick freakin’ people.)
Worse than even I thought
If you have the stomach for it.Â Just try what I did, and see what comes up.Â I went to Google News and just typed in “Teacher Charged” (without the quotes).Â You can see the results for yourself here.
Originally, I thought I was going to list some of the more recent cases, but do you see how many came up in that news search?Â I didn’t make it out of April 2007 before I realized how in over my head I would be to even try!
I don’t know what should be done, or could be done… but it seems obvious to me that something… SOMETHING has to be done to stem this tide.Â Because this is just clearly out of control.