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Sexual Affairs between Pupils and Teachers ‘Can Be Beneficial’ Says UK Prof
LifeSite ^ | November 11, 2005 | Terry Vanderheyden

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 UK’s 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.

To express your concerns:

Sheffield University professor Pat Sikes
p.j.sikes@sheffield.ac.uk

The University of Sheffield
388, Glossop Road
Sheffield S10 2JA
UK
Tel: (+44) 114 222 8087; Fax: (+44) 114 279 6236
education@sheffield.ac.uk




TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: classroomsex; education; homeschoolnow; pervert; pupils; sex; students; teachers
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To: commonguymd
Coming to a school near you.

Already there! A local teacher has been imprisoned for having sexual relations with 3 of her male students.

21 posted on 11/12/2005 6:02:57 AM PST by NYer (“Socialism is the religion people get when they lose their religion")
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To: Shalom Israel

lol...


22 posted on 11/12/2005 6:03:52 AM PST by sit-rep (If you acquire, hit it again to verify...)
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To: Malacoda
Someone's been listening to the Police's "Don't Stand So CLose to Me" a bit much.

My thoughts too.

23 posted on 11/12/2005 6:04:22 AM PST by CzarNicky (The problem with bad ideas is that they seemed like good ideas at the time.)
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To: NYer
A professor of education is contending that sexual relations between pupils and teachers can lend a beneficial “erotic charge” to the classroom.

Where was this thinking when I was in Miss Lynch's 7th grade math class???

(picture Michelle Malkin writing on the chalk board)

24 posted on 11/12/2005 6:06:40 AM PST by WhiteGuy (Vote for gridlock)
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To: Right Wing Assault

lol... Your post is a good example of why the Slippery Slope is condidered a logical fallacy.


25 posted on 11/12/2005 6:15:46 AM PST by flada (They don't have meetings about rainbows.)
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To: flada

This teacher needs a date.


26 posted on 11/12/2005 6:17:18 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Right Wing Assault

Excellent point!


27 posted on 11/12/2005 6:19:16 AM PST by Barney Gumble (A liberal is someone too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel - Robert Frost)
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To: NYer

Don't stand

Don't stand so

Don't stand so close to me


28 posted on 11/12/2005 6:26:24 AM PST by pogo101
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To: pogo101
The greatest irony is that it may be the students saying that to the teacher rather than the other way around as in the song.
29 posted on 11/12/2005 6:40:51 AM PST by CzarNicky (The problem with bad ideas is that they seemed like good ideas at the time.)
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To: flada
Slippery Slope is condidered a logical fallacy

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.

30 posted on 11/12/2005 6:43:31 AM PST by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: NYer

I'll wager Justice Ginsburg concurs.


31 posted on 11/12/2005 6:52:10 AM PST by Graymatter
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To: Graymatter

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.


32 posted on 11/12/2005 7:12:40 AM PST by Fred Hayek (Liberalism is a mental disorder)
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To: NYer
I wonder how long before the "lucky kid" crowd wander into this thread. Oh wait, she's writing about young girls, not boys.

She's nuts. The question I have is what peer-review journal has the desire to kill its credibility to publish her paper?

33 posted on 11/12/2005 7:19:53 AM PST by newzjunkey ((Taglines on a brief hiatus.))
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To: NYer
I guess I'm getting old, as I can't tell a 14 year old girl from a 22 year old one. 22 YO hormones aren't much more mature that 14 YO hormones. A bad mix, IMO.

Way too much sex in school. Was then, is now. Folks want to know why the schools want to involve themselves in their child's sex education. That's because that's where they are getting that education - in the hall, classroom, library, storeroom, under the bleachers, in the bathroom - and that was 35+ years ago.

Any guy out there who ever dropped a pencil or book in class knows EXACTLY what I'm talking about.

Segregate the boys from the girls, teachers & most admin, too, from age 11 thru high school. Plenty of time for that after school, & the responsibility for this behavior (perfectly natural) falls back to the parents, where it belongs. And their exposure to male & female role models (respectively) will help kids lacking in this area.

As to GLAAD students & teachers, the above plan could get messy.
34 posted on 11/12/2005 7:22:47 AM PST by Mister Da (Nuke 'em til they glow!)
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To: NYer

hogwash


35 posted on 11/12/2005 7:23:42 AM PST by tutstar (OurFlorida.true.ws)
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To: NYer

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...


36 posted on 11/12/2005 7:34:59 AM PST by Sir Francis Dashwood (LET'S ROLL!)
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To: NYer

A pervert tries to justify his baseness.


37 posted on 11/12/2005 7:45:06 AM PST by trebb ("I am the way... no one comes to the Father, but by me..." - Jesus in John 14:6 (RSV))
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To: Fred Hayek

Didn't they get in trouble for that not long ago?


38 posted on 11/12/2005 7:48:19 AM PST by darkangel82
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To: NYer

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")

and/or,

2. they use minors to get drugs for them.


39 posted on 11/12/2005 8:27:13 AM PST by SaltyJoe (A mother's sorrowful heart and personal sacrifice redeems her lost child's soul.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

"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.


40 posted on 11/12/2005 8:32:37 AM PST by dsc
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