Teachers having sex with kids

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I see a lot of stories of teachers having sex with children. Around here, I see way more female teachers having sex with the boys than the males having sex with the females.

When these trysts come to light, parents always are tearfully saying how their child is messed up for life.

Now maybe i'm just thinking of this as an older male, but i find it very hard to believe that a teenaged male is going to be 'damaged' by having sex with his teacher.

For instance..this is one of the teachers that had sex with a student here in tampa


Debra lafave. This kids parents were all over tv about how their child is mentally damaged..yadda..yadda..yadda.

I dont know what highschool is like today, but in my day you would be a fricken SUPERSTAR if you were caught having sex with that teacher

Young females..maybe they are 'damaged'..but I kind of doubt that too, but i just dont see a young guy being anything but a hero to his classmates
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  • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
    Originally Posted by Michael Motley View Post

    Now maybe i'm just thinking of this as an older male, but i find it very hard to believe that a teenaged male is going to be 'damaged' by having sex with his teacher.
    Age of majority should be lowered to 14. For all purposes - contracts, voting, driving, drinking, smoking, prison sentences, execution, etc.

    One full generation after that, we'll have teenagers and young adults who actually know how to behave themselves.
  • Profile picture of the author Michael Motley
    Originally Posted by Laura Knight View Post

    Some of what you say is right...though I believe you tread on dangerous ground, my friend. CD is right too...in a sense...but do you really know the consequences of your actions at age 14? And if you're caught, isn't it the automatic reflex of "the child" to deny any part in it?....hmmmm....I speak as a woman who started having children at the age of 15, and while I never had sex with a teacher, I did prefer the much older man...40+. (At this point, this could develop into a whole other topic!)
    Yeah, but you're looking at it from the point of view of a female. Teen males are a hormone fueled penis with legs. You can't 'rape' the willing.
  • Profile picture of the author TimPhelan
    You can't be serious. You aren't a parent are you. Lol

    Originally Posted by CDarklock View Post

    Age of majority should be lowered to 14. For all purposes - contracts, voting, driving, drinking, smoking, prison sentences, execution, etc.

    One full generation after that, we'll have teenagers and young adults who actually know how to behave themselves.
  • Profile picture of the author Sumit Menon
    How did they find out? The guy is a nutjob if he'd told anyone. I mean at least wait till you graduate.
  • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
    Originally Posted by Laura Knight View Post

    but do you really know the consequences of your actions at age 14?
    Do you really know them at 18?

    I'm Jewish. We hold our children accountable as adults from the age of 13. We've done this for six thousand years. It actually seems to work rather well.

    From a more modern standpoint, the brain undergoes a massive growth of grey and white matter every 12-14 years. Studies show no appreciable difference in maturity between those growth cycles. A person who has been through one such cycle is just about as mature the day afterward as he is the day before the next cycle. Changes in maturity happen at those cycles.

    The car insurance companies have known this for almost a century. Rates go down when you turn 26 - and the average person has just been through the second cycle.

    Indeed, the Founding Fathers seem to have known it: the President must be at least 35, the multiple of 5 closest to the third cycle. An awful lot of empirical judgments over the ages seem to bear out what science is now discovering just in the past couple years.
  • Profile picture of the author Michael Motley
    Originally Posted by Sumit Menon View Post

    How did they find out? The guy is a nutjob if he'd told anyone. I mean at least wait till you graduate.
    His cousin (who was the only one that knew about it) told on him.

    I would have been kicking my cousin's butt if he knocked me out of that.
  • Profile picture of the author tryinhere
    And what about if the teacher was fugly ? would the kid be getting teased and bullied by all at school, then would everyone be crying this is wrong?
  • Profile picture of the author Michael Motley
    doubt it...he's probably still the only kid in school that can say he's having sex and have proof.
  • Profile picture of the author seasoned
    Originally Posted by CDarklock View Post

    Age of majority should be lowered to 14. For all purposes - contracts, voting, driving, drinking, smoking, prison sentences, execution, etc.
    OK, you ARE nuts!

    Originally Posted by CDarklock View Post

    One full generation after that, we'll have teenagers and young adults who actually know how to behave themselves.

    Wanna bet!?!?
  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Originally Posted by CDarklock View Post

    Do you really know them at 18?

    I'm Jewish. We hold our children accountable as adults from the age of 13. We've done this for six thousand years. It actually seems to work rather well.

    From a more modern standpoint, the brain undergoes a massive growth of grey and white matter every 12-14 years. Studies show no appreciable difference in maturity between those growth cycles. A person who has been through one such cycle is just about as mature the day afterward as he is the day before the next cycle. Changes in maturity happen at those cycles.

    The car insurance companies have known this for almost a century. Rates go down when you turn 26 - and the average person has just been through the second cycle.

    Indeed, the Founding Fathers seem to have known it: the President must be at least 35, the multiple of 5 closest to the third cycle. An awful lot of empirical judgments over the ages seem to bear out what science is now discovering just in the past couple years.
    Interesting. I still would not want a 14 year old kid VOTING - hell I hate it that half the adults are allowed to vote. Voting isn't just a matter of maturity, it's a matter of EDUCATION. At 14 the average kid (and even some exceptional ones) do not have the accumulated education about government or many of the issues needed to cast an informed vote. Voting privilege, I've always felt, should be held for only those who can pass certain tests of knowledge to acquire the right. If that 14 yr old can pass that test, give him a vote card - if a 50 year old can't, they don't have a say since they had plenty of time to learn and didn't do so.
  • Profile picture of the author Killer Joe
    Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

    Interesting. I still would not want a 14 year old kid VOTING - hell I hate it that half the adults are allowed to vote. Voting isn't just a matter of maturity, it's a matter of EDUCATION. At 14 the average kid (and even some exceptional ones) do not have the accumulated education about government or many of the issues needed to cast an informed vote. Voting privilege, I've always felt, should be held for only those who can pass certain tests of knowledge to acquire the right. If that 14 yr old can pass that test, give him a vote card - if a 50 year old can't, they don't have a say since they had plenty of time to learn and didn't do so.
    I wish we held our politicians to such strict standards...

    KJ
  • Profile picture of the author seasoned
    Originally Posted by CDarklock View Post

    Do you really know them at 18?

    I'm Jewish. We hold our children accountable as adults from the age of 13.
    Not 100%!

    Originally Posted by CDarklock View Post

    We've done this for six thousand years. It actually seems to work rather well.
    How about some examples...

    Originally Posted by CDarklock View Post

    From a more modern standpoint, the brain undergoes a massive growth of grey and white matter every 12-14 years. Studies show no appreciable difference in maturity between those growth cycles. A person who has been through one such cycle is just about as mature the day afterward as he is the day before the next cycle. Changes in maturity happen at those cycles.
    WOW, one happens before 2, and one happens before about 8, and one before about 13, and they say things kind of stop around 35, though they earlier said they stop earlier. In fact, the earlier ones grow to a larger degree faster.

    Originally Posted by CDarklock View Post

    The car insurance companies have known this for almost a century. Rates go down when you turn 26 - and the average person has just been through the second cycle.
    Well, the case where they said it stops at 35, they DID say that was why you had to be that old to be president, but the 12-14 year span just doesn't make sense, considering the pruning around 2(If it goes crazy, you have CDD),8(Some claim if it goes crazy, you will get autism, but problems DO start earlier.), and 13.

    Originally Posted by CDarklock View Post

    Indeed, the Founding Fathers seem to have known it: the President must be at least 35, the multiple of 5 closest to the third cycle. An awful lot of empirical judgments over the ages seem to bear out what science is now discovering just in the past couple years.
    GEE, why didn't they pick 36 or 42?

    Steve
  • Profile picture of the author seasoned
    Originally Posted by Killer Joe View Post

    I wish we held our politicians to such strict standards...

    KJ
    SAME HERE! And there is a rumor going around that they want to start teaching US history from 1877! Given the way many think, etc.... I think the parts about how the country was created, and the major wars that unified the country should be covered. And this is AMAZING, considering that I HATED history. I don't think EXACT dates or names should necessarily be required, but at least the IDEAS, what happened, why, and ABOUT when certainly should be.

    Steve
  • Profile picture of the author Dave Patterson
    Originally Posted by seasoned View Post

    SAME HERE! And there is a rumor going around that they want to start teaching US history from 1877!

    Steve
    Thats interesting Steve...hadn't heard the rumor myself but, here's what happened in 1877...Compromise of 1877
  • Profile picture of the author TimPhelan
    The problem with this is who writes the test? We had that for decades in this country as a way to discriminate against blacks and other non whites. We don't need to go backwards.

    Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

    Voting privilege, I've always felt, should be held for only those who can pass certain tests of knowledge to acquire the right. If that 14 yr old can pass that test, give him a vote card - if a 50 year old can't, they don't have a say since they had plenty of time to learn and didn't do so.
  • Profile picture of the author Dave Patterson
    Originally Posted by TimPhelan View Post

    The problem with this is who writes the test? We had that for decades in this country as a way to discriminate against blacks and other non whites. We don't need to go backwards.
    Tim...could you please explain EXACTLY what you mean by that?
  • Profile picture of the author TimPhelan
    Sure Dave. Here's a timeline of voting rights/discrimination:

    Well, it all started in 1790 when only male white adult property owners were allowed to vote.

    Then in 1850 Property ownership and tax requirements were eliminated. Almost all adult white males could vote.

    1855 Connecticut adopts the nation's first literacy test for voting. Massachusetts follows suit in 1857. The tests were implemented to discriminate against Irish-Catholic immigrants.

    1870 The 15th Amendment is passed. It gives former slaves the right to vote and protects the voting rights of adult male citizens of any race.

    1890 Mississippi adopts a literacy test to keep African Americans from voting. Numerous other states—not just in the south—also establish literacy tests. However, the tests also exclude many whites from voting. To get around this, states add grandfather clauses that allow those who could vote before 1870, or their descendants, to vote regardless of literacy or tax qualifications.

    1920 women are allowed to vote

    1964 The 24th Amendment bans the poll tax as a requirement for voting in federal elections.

    1965 The Voting Rights Act protects the rights of minority voters and eliminates voting barriers such as the literacy test.

    So for over a century actually literacy tests were used to discriminate against non whites or Irish Catholics. Non whites were granted the right to vote by the 15th Amendment but the states found a way around this with the literacy tests, which whites didn't have to take. Pretty disgusting isn't it?

    Originally Posted by Dave Patterson View Post

    Tim...could you please explain EXACTLY what you mean by that?
  • Profile picture of the author seasoned
    Originally Posted by TimPhelan View Post

    The problem with this is who writes the test? We had that for decades in this country as a way to discriminate against blacks and other non whites. We don't need to go backwards.
    Gee, what illegitimate question could they ask? Are you black? OK, answered yes, can't vote. I mean I heard of poll taxes, maybe they should bring them back, and literacy tests, which they SHOULD bring back. BTW whites should have to pay the tax, and take the tests also. But NOT asking for literacy is TOO MUCH to ask! THAT is part of the problem.
  • Profile picture of the author TimPhelan
    I'm sure I could write a test that you would fail Steve. Easily. If you can't see the problem with literacy tests or poll taxes, especially with the history of how they have been used to discriminate, frankly I don't think you SHOULD be voting!

    Originally Posted by seasoned View Post

    Gee, what illegitimate question could they ask? Are you black? OK, answered yes, can't vote. I mean I heard of poll taxes, maybe they should bring them back, and literacy tests, which they SHOULD bring back. BTW whites should have to pay the tax, and take the tests also. But NOT asking for literacy is TOO MUCH to ask! THAT is part of the problem.
  • Profile picture of the author Dave Patterson
    Sal didn't say literacy....she was referring to basic knowledge...

    Heck...I've met MANY folks who could hardly read or write but were INTELLIGENT as hell...

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