Skip to comments.Sexual Affairs between Pupils and Teachers ‘Can Be Beneficial’ Says UK Prof
Posted on 11/12/2005 5:18:52 AM PST by NYer
SHEFFIELD, UK, November 11, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) A professor of education is contending that sexual relations between pupils and teachers can lend a beneficial erotic charge to the classroom.
Sheffield University professor Pat Sikes, in a paper to be published in the new year, Scandalous stories and dangerous liaisons: when female pupils and male teachers fall in love, describes instances of sexual relationships between schoolgirls and their teachers. Sikes told the Times Educational Supplement that she fell in love with her 22-year-old teacher when she was a girl and pupil of his at only 14, claiming that not all such relationships are wrong, even though the UKs Sexual Offences Act has made all such acts criminal.
Child advocates were quick to condemn Sikes views as bizarre. The Sexual Offences Act was designed with a welcome emphasis on protecting children and young people, rather than on the rights of the small number of pupils over the age of consent who choose to engage in sexual relationships on equal terms with a teacher, said ChildLine spokesman Natasha Finlayson. The Sexual Offences Act, enacted in 2003, made criminal any under-age sexual relations between teachers and students. For Dr Sikes to praise the seductive nature and erotic charge of good teaching is misguided and bizarre at best.
Sikes paper claims that Expressions of sexuality provide a major currency and resource in the everyday exchanges of school life . . . and nowhere more so, perhaps, than in the seductive nature and erotic charge often characteristic of good teaching which provokes a positive and exciting response.
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children director of public policy, Phillip Noyes, said, Children spend the majority of their day at school and teachers have a unique relationship with their pupils which should never be abused.
Sikes emphasised that she is opposed to child abuse and that her views are based on information provided by schoolchildren who said their sexual relationships were voluntary and without regret.
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I wonder if there's a change in the enrollment to her class after this article...
She's justifying her own behavior.
Someone's been listening to the Police's "Don't Stand So CLose to Me" a bit much.
I had a crush on one of my teachers once, I sent her a love note. She corrected it and sent it back.....
Pretty sure she has man hands.
Explains a lot. Sex with her teacher at age 14 was probably the last time for her.
Sure it's beneficial. It is beneficial to me, since I will get a good cardio workout beating the s**t out of the teacher who would molest my kid.
I've yet to meet a crazy person who would admit to being crazy.....
She looks pretty miserable, doesn't she? Maybe the sex wasn't all that great after all.
In the past Britain had places to put these people. Today, they are teaching in Universities.
Coming to a school near you.
Nope...no such thing as right and wrong...just different...nothing to see here...move along people. </sarc>
Classic case of defining deviancy down.
Ah, the slippery slope. Notice they are afraid to say "wrong" so they use the word "bizarre". Soon it will become "offbeat" then "unusual" then "different" then "alternate" then "acceptable" then "preferred" then "required" then "mandatory". And parents will be prevented by law from interferring. They will also be required to provide a bed for the 'couple'.
It's an excuse. They can't excuse their behavior or face the truth so they try to redefine the terms instead. What a loser. This lady must have the emotional maturity of a 12 y/o.
We already ask so much of our teachers. We simply can't burden them with this additional responsibility.
Already there! A local teacher has been imprisoned for having sexual relations with 3 of her male students.
My thoughts too.
Where was this thinking when I was in Miss Lynch's 7th grade math class???
(picture Michelle Malkin writing on the chalk board)
lol... Your post is a good example of why the Slippery Slope is condidered a logical fallacy.
This teacher needs a date.
Don't stand so
Don't stand so close to me
Of course I took it too far on purpose for the humorous effect, but I am sure it will march along about half of my list.
I'll wager Justice Ginsburg concurs.
No doubt that there are some profs at the University of Minnesota that would also concur with this as well. U of M Press a few years ago published a book effectively endorsing child molestation.
I live in Minnesota, own part of a business here, but DO NOT EVER CALL ME A MINNESOTAN.
She's nuts. The question I have is what peer-review journal has the desire to kill its credibility to publish her paper?
I really tried to convince my comely, young high school librarian of this when I proposed matrimony to no avail. I gave it a shot, young and dumb as I was...
A pervert tries to justify his baseness.
Didn't they get in trouble for that not long ago?
I wonder how many college professors are teaching in universities because:
1. they are trying to have sex with as many students as possible (being that today's youth are "easy pickings")
2. they use minors to get drugs for them.
"Slippery Slope is condidered a logical fallacy"
Especially by those who have used them so skillfully in the service of the leftist agenda. Slippery slopes -- real, not false -- have been their best friends.
Is she ever going to grow out of her 14 year old emotional state?
"A professor of education is contending that sexual relations between pupils and teachers can lend a beneficial erotic charge to the classroom."
Lesseee now. I guess this would be reason number 843 to homeschool your children.
I once had an English professor who had a whole staple of female students in our English Lit class.
Moral Absolutes Ping.
Hey, it's the weekend! Aren't these sick stories supposed to wind down on Saturday???
I don't know about you, but does it seem as though we're reaping the whirlwind? Reject moral absolutes as too old fashioned, too strict, fanatical, too religious, and this is what we wind up with. But it's not even as bad as it's likely to get. All kinds of people and professional organizations are advocating "inter-generational" sex and have been for some years.
Fight it! It's better to fight it and lose than give up. One day we'll have to answer for everything we've done.
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little jeremiah wrote: "But it's not even as bad as it's likely to get."
You have that right! A lot of people don't think we need God any more, but that's just not true. This is the kind of perversity that happens when people try to be their own gods. Yes, some people are strong enough to live relatively pure lives without God--not being pure enough to win salvation, of course--but most people will fall deeper into sin.
When I look at our society and see large majorities who no longer believe fornication or homosexuality is sin, I'm convinced we are fulfilling end-time prophecy. No one knows when Christ will return, of course, but he did predict a world like Sodom and Gomorah at the end of the age. Even 20 years ago, people hid their shame, but now they parade their sins with pride (another end-time prophecy). Then, they call us Christians evil for saying their sins are evil.
I only hope and pray others will read the Bible and come to know the Lord before it's too late, because I agree with little jeremiah--it's going to get REAL bad if this is the end of the age. Believe me, there will come a time when you won't be able to shield your kids from the perverts, because they will be in the schools, on TV, and in your neighborhoods (in much greater numbers than they are today).
Perhaps this isn't the end times. Perhaps God's patience hasn't run out. If so, we might just be able to join together against the perverts and restore morality in America. May it be so! For without God, we are indeed lost.
That's what I was thinking. (The scary thing is the person who wrote that song was a teacher)
Actually, now that I think about it, the song doesn't promote the affair as "beneficial."