I myself as a 17 Yearold who just finnished high school… now wish I had been born several decades ago so I could have avoided how absolutly f*cked the world has turned out.[/quote]
Ah, yes, the good old days when Pa came home from his job as a tobacco lobbyist, and, after putting down his briefcase and decking out Ma for not having dinner on the table promptly by the time he arrived, enveloped you and your four siblings in his arms while bestowing upon you various candies and pulp magazines that he picked up on the way home from work that preach the necessity of rooting out your black/gay/atheist neighbors as potential Communist spies. Things were so much better then. Please.
[quote]As for the age of consent, where I live it’s 16 but Teachers are never allowed to have a relationship with any of their students even AFTER they’ve graduated…
Which is pretty crazy.[/quote]
No, it’s not that far-fetched, actually. While educational standards are in the eyes of the law hardly “sacred,” one standard comes close: The idea that the teacher-student bond remain just that. I actually admit that I like this idea, and while I do often see stories of some hot blonde teacher having sex with her male students and think “Where were they when I was in school?”, at heart I know that they get what’s coming to them. The fact of the matter is that when a teacher approaches a student on such a level, they are no longer teacher and student anymore, it’s a wholly different matter in which they both view each other as equals, thus destroying the illusion of the teacher and student.
I’ll give you an example of how teacher-student relationships are fucked up: Where I live, the capital city of Florida, there was recently an incident at a local high school in which a male teacher was accused of having a sexual relationship with a female student. The thing is, this school is part of the International Baccalaureate program, and they teach things… differently, to put things mildly. The teachers act more like peers to students; essentially, like friends. So this guy would take the kids out to lunch, hang out with them, chat with them on AIM, let them sit in his desk at school, etc. And, for whatever reason, when news of the scandal broke out, there was outrage among the students. “He would never do that; he was my friend”—A girl I know said, trying to defend him. “We were best friends, he’d let me sit on his lap at times, even.” What the fuck Batman. This is testament to the density of teenage girls, for one, but also, it proves my point. Once a teacher treats a student as anything other than that, it opens the door for sickos like this to take advantage of the naivety of their students.
Wow, what a carefully-crafted, cogent argument.