It seems like every week, there’s a new story of a female high school or even middle school teacher who has been arrested for engaging in relations with one of her students.
The women are often young, attractive, and often (seemingly) happily married. It has been happening so frequently that it appears to be a reasonably solid trend, and yet there’s little widespread call to end it.
Selwyn Duke of the New American, in his article, Female Teachers Having Affairs With Young Boys — Now a Weekly Occurrence, says that while there are many high-profile cases the media has covered recently, the details of who these women are is unimportant.
“Significant is that they’re part of a larger problem, one defined well by Hofstra University professor Charol Shakeshaft, he says, citing an article from Life Site News in 2011 which said:
“Shakeshaft, the researcher of a little-remembered 2004 study prepared for the U.S. Department of Education, [found that] ‘the physical sexual abuse of students in schools is likely more than 100 times the abuse by priests.’ According to the 2004 study ‘the most accurate data available at this time’ indicates that ‘nearly 9.6 percent of students are targets of educator sexual misconduct sometime during their school career.’”
“Note that this scandal has never been sufficiently addressed — and thus the abuse continues,” Duke says.
So, why is “Sodom in the schoolhouse,” as Duke puts it?
The reason is simple, and it’s one that we tackle here each and every day. Adults are no longer behaving like adults.
There is one glaring reason that many people don’t spend too much time outraged at the thought of an adult woman having sexual relations with a teenage boy–most people expect the teenage boy is more than thrilled to partake, calling into question whether or not it is abuse.
“Teen boys do have robust libidos (this is related to testosterone level, highest between the ages of 14 and 17), and their temptation is great. Yet a child may also eat sweets for breakfast, lunch, and dinner if you let him. That’s why adults exist. It’s their role to establish boundaries,” Duke astutely points out.
“As for the men looking back and remembering how willing they’d have been, they should ponder Edna St. Vincent Millay’s line, ‘Pity me that the heart is slow to learn What the swift mind beholds at every turn.’ However one feels emotionally, a mature intellect intervenes and understands that the ‘heart is deceitful above all things.'”
These women are adults, put in the charge of children in need of guidance and maturity–not child predators who satisfy entirely godless sexual desires with their immature students who hardly know better.
There is, of course, one final important point that needs to be made. Most–not all, but most–of these incidents are taking place in public schools. Public schools are already full of immoral sexual values being pushed on children at every term. Many public school teachers are already seeping the school experience so much in step, they’re one step short of teaching children how to have sex themselves…so is it any wonder that so many are crossing that final line?