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.
To express your concerns:
Sheffield University professor Pat Sikes
The University of Sheffield
388, Glossop Road
Sheffield S10 2JA
Tel: (+44) 114 222 8087; Fax: (+44) 114 279 6236
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.
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