Teachers dating students articles
My fellow students and I probably wouldn’t have looked twice at our prof if we’d met him at the bus stop or waiting in line at the campus café; he was at least 35—maybe even 40!
Like many young women, however, we were far from immune to the mystique of a man who can command the admiring attention of a crowd, and if he was like most men, he was sensible to the flattery of all those rapt faces.
Students sometimes nurse crushes on their teachers, and teachers sometimes lust after their pupils; these are facts of life so commonplace as to have become the ultimate cliché: a porn motif.
Like many vaguely parental relationships, the pedagogic one can have a strong and unsettling erotic undertow.
My former professor has a side to this story too, but the story that you are about to read is mine and mine alone.
I got to know him the way most students get to know their professors — by taking one of his classes.
A 1997 paper by Barry Dank and Joseph Fulda indicates that: Starting in the 1980's, a feminist literature emerged calling for the banning of intimate, organizationally based, asymmetrical relationships and the subsumption of such relationships under the rubric of sexual harassment.“Where was the school and the police during all this? “Why didn’t the parents or other teachers, campus staff, or district administrators see this was going on? ” Why is it so difficult for some people on the outside looking in to see the damage to the minor child?Why are some so quick to rationalize the behavior as not harmful, a waste of police resources, and something the boy in question should be “proud” of?These statements are not made when the teacher is a male and the victims are of either sex.If a 34-year-old male teacher were to engage in a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old male student, he would be called a pervert in print, and worse.