Friday, 30 May 2008

When teaching crosses the line

Here we have a case of a female teacher being charged with sexual offences against a male student. Whilst some may say it is a common fantasy of teen boys to have fantasies about their teachers, what this teacher allegedly done was wrong. Her solicitor says she will plead not guilty and that she has fully co-operated with police. Too bad. IF, and only IF she is guilty of these offences, she should face the full brunt of the law as a male teacher would. When we see male teachers that are brought before the courts with similar charges, they are vilified and hounded and rightly so. I don't know why but there seems to be an air of going more softly in the sentencing of female offenders than the males. A teacher is in a position of trust and responsibility and whether it male or female, that trust should never be breached and the teacher should never cross that line. Be interesting to see what sentence this teacher gets compared to that of a male teacher for doing the same.


CherryPie said...

I agree males and females should be treated in the same way for these sort of incidences!

Nunyaa said...

I was just reading on new a few hours earlier Cherie, that a female teacher in Victoria got 4 months jail for having sex with one of her under age students. See the difference, not quite as hefty as one a male would get. Women can be just as sinister as men when it comes to crimes of this nature.

Wolfie said...

Life unfortunately is full of double standards and we just have to live with them.

CherryPie said...

I agree with you Nunyaa things should be equal.

I don't agree with just sitting back and living with things as Wolife says though. I know that we can't change everything but sometimes we have to make a stand and that I have found out makes all the difference!

Ms Smack said...

Throw the book at her! Female pedophiles are just as guilty as male perps and they deserve the full brunt of the law against sex offenders.

Many Many female pedophiles lure children, because sadly it's a natural instinct to trust a woman stranger, over a male stranger.

She needs to serve time and go onto the sex offender list, not negotiable.