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Female teachers behaving badly: disturbing and dismaying, but not an epidemic

22 Jun

Over the last year, I’ve noticed many, many news stories online about female teachers behaving badly (particularly in terms of sexual relationships with teenage boys in their classes), and a rapid succession of them in recent months.  Bloggers Ray Sawhill and Alkibiades have been especially proficient at uncovering such stories, I have noticed.

I had the thought of perhaps starting up another blog, one without comments or pingbacks enabled, simply documenting female teachers behaving badly, just to keep a record of such – similar to what the False Rape Society and its successor blog the Community of the Wrongly Accused have done with false rape accusations levelled at mostly men, by mostly women.  Now, between the posts at the FRS from January 2008 up till and including March of this year, plus the posts at the CofWA from April onwards, there have been 2,926 posts in total, averaging out, over the four and a half years, to 650 posts a year, about false rape accusations.  That’s quite a lot, even if some of those are multiple posts dealing with the same issue, and it certainly underscores the importance of what they’re doing there.

I decided to add up all the posts Ray Sawhill has done about female teachers behaving badly, at his Google+ linkblog, which dates back to July 10 of last year, and all the posts Alkibiades has done about female teachers behaving badly, since he started back posting on May 2.

I count 30 posts of Ray Sawhill’s on the subject, and 20 by Alkibiades – some of Alkibiades are two-fers, but at the same time, some of them cover the same stories Ray Sawhill has covered in the last two months.

For those interested, here they are:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103114072608881385814/posts/PNZAnJ9wj4N#103114072608881385814/posts/PNZAnJ9wj4N

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103114072608881385814/posts/RHP3UYYRbUG#103114072608881385814/posts/RHP3UYYRbUG

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103114072608881385814/posts/47i4iXBd4fu#103114072608881385814/posts/47i4iXBd4fu

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103114072608881385814/posts/Lf22S3zS4rJ#103114072608881385814/posts/Lf22S3zS4rJ

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103114072608881385814/posts/AC6Bn56BQMy#103114072608881385814/posts/AC6Bn56BQMy

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103114072608881385814/posts/eGmGV49DeEu#103114072608881385814/posts/eGmGV49DeEu

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103114072608881385814/posts/5zp74gd4B2M#103114072608881385814/posts/5zp74gd4B2M

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103114072608881385814/posts/647Dg4piapE#103114072608881385814/posts/647Dg4piapE

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103114072608881385814/posts/AgtQcEB4X1q#103114072608881385814/posts/AgtQcEB4X1q

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103114072608881385814/posts/e3G9ociMPkV#103114072608881385814/posts/e3G9ociMPkV

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103114072608881385814/posts/aQUMZZgjB6k#103114072608881385814/posts/aQUMZZgjB6k

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103114072608881385814/posts/YgFV2PtyeS7#103114072608881385814/posts/YgFV2PtyeS7

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103114072608881385814/posts/izxhKn927EK#103114072608881385814/posts/izxhKn927EK

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103114072608881385814/posts/ZyA777hBvLt#103114072608881385814/posts/ZyA777hBvLt

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103114072608881385814/posts/g4GqGwXu2Qj#103114072608881385814/posts/g4GqGwXu2Qj

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103114072608881385814/posts/hdnFbpSoDs8#103114072608881385814/posts/hdnFbpSoDs8

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103114072608881385814/posts/71gPFihkmbZ#103114072608881385814/posts/71gPFihkmbZ

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103114072608881385814/posts/B5JZucwwoUr#103114072608881385814/posts/B5JZucwwoUr

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103114072608881385814/posts/5CUMpgXEMPf#103114072608881385814/posts/5CUMpgXEMPf

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103114072608881385814/posts/Scn5StTbCEi#103114072608881385814/posts/Scn5StTbCEi

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103114072608881385814/posts/ceBu46rfxTa#103114072608881385814/posts/ceBu46rfxTa

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103114072608881385814/posts/CdJXJP19Zha#103114072608881385814/posts/CdJXJP19Zha

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103114072608881385814/posts/fYFcssh5B9M#103114072608881385814/posts/fYFcssh5B9M

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103114072608881385814/posts/TNPtJDDADVd#103114072608881385814/posts/TNPtJDDADVd

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103114072608881385814/posts/XqJi33jTinU#103114072608881385814/posts/XqJi33jTinU

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103114072608881385814/posts/XRRr2MYpcYq#103114072608881385814/posts/XRRr2MYpcYq

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103114072608881385814/posts/SQMRsnaFUUi#103114072608881385814/posts/SQMRsnaFUUi

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103114072608881385814/posts/TceUVrJyM1G#103114072608881385814/posts/TceUVrJyM1G

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103114072608881385814/posts/FGqjj7WcVfj#103114072608881385814/posts/FGqjj7WcVfj

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103114072608881385814/posts/cBABKdjXBr9#103114072608881385814/posts/cBABKdjXBr9

http://thelefthalf.wordpress.com/2012/05/03/a-twofer-not-to-be-confused-with-a-911-twoofer/

http://thelefthalf.wordpress.com/2012/05/04/she-does-what-she-wants/

http://thelefthalf.wordpress.com/2012/05/07/the-approaching-wall-made-her-do-it/

http://thelefthalf.wordpress.com/2012/05/09/maneater/

http://thelefthalf.wordpress.com/2012/05/10/evil-woman/

http://thelefthalf.wordpress.com/2012/05/11/bad-touch/

http://thelefthalf.wordpress.com/2012/05/12/maggie-may/

http://thelefthalf.wordpress.com/2012/05/15/i-am-woman/

http://thelefthalf.wordpress.com/2012/05/24/dont-stand-so-close-to-me/

http://thelefthalf.wordpress.com/2012/05/31/blame-the-kids/

http://thelefthalf.wordpress.com/2012/06/01/predators-march/

http://thelefthalf.wordpress.com/2012/06/04/learning-about-the-birds-and-the-bees/

http://thelefthalf.wordpress.com/2012/06/04/three-strikes-and-youre/

http://thelefthalf.wordpress.com/2012/06/11/the-sordid-lives-of-teachers/

http://thelefthalf.wordpress.com/2012/06/13/facing-20-years-in-prison/

http://thelefthalf.wordpress.com/2012/06/18/school-is-out/

http://thelefthalf.wordpress.com/2012/06/19/it-pays-to-be-a-woman/

http://thelefthalf.wordpress.com/2012/06/19/it-pays-to-be-a-woman-part-2/

http://thelefthalf.wordpress.com/2012/06/20/the-last-sprint-to-the-finish-line/

http://thelefthalf.wordpress.com/2012/06/21/damn/

So, there’s 50 links.  (I found a Canadian story myself this evening, incidentally; all the previous ones were in the States, as far as I recall.)

Again, approximating, let’s say every single one was about a separate incident, ignoring the bit of overlap plus the two-fers, taking it to be the case that they cancel out.

That’s fifty incidences.

Is it a lot?

Well, in a nation of about 300 million people, with how many million kids in high school across that nation – not really.  In fact, it’s quite small, percentage-wise, compared to the total number of teachers and students out there.

Of course, that’s besides the point, in terms of injustices in several cases where the female teachers were fired or suspended, but not charged with a crime, which, given their law-breaking, they should have been, just as we all know would have happened, and has happened, when it’s been a male teacher having an inappropriate relationship with a female student.

And I’m sure it’s become far more prevalent in recent years, than it was just a few years ago, what with the advent of social media and texting, and more younger female teachers in classrooms, as well.

But, 50 incidences, does not a true epidemic make, when it’s such a vanishingly small percentage of the total number of students and teachers in America.

No doubt there are more than those documented occurrences, and news stories that have been missed, as well; let’s say those were only half of what’s really going on out there.

100 incidences, would still be quite a small amount.

Media reporting story after story can make something SEEM like an epidemic, even though far from being one.

Now, false rape accusations – almost 3000 posts documenting cases over the last four and a half years, in anglosphere countries mostly – no doubt there truly IS an epidemic of such, even if relatively small compared to the total population numbers of men and women.  It’s a real problem, and the perception that such false accusations are rare, as misandrists like to push, ought to be countered, and so the blogs that deal with that are doing useful work.

I’m not so sure, though, that a blog solely about female teachers behaving badly, like I was considering starting, would be anywhere nearly as important an undertaking, all things considered, after crunching the numbers.

But if anyone else out there wants to start one, hey, here are several documented cases from the last twelve months, to get you started – you’re welcome. :)

*Update: Alkibiades makes some good points.

 
26 Comments

Posted by on June 22, 2012 in America, feral females, Sex, Sin, The Decline

 

26 responses to “Female teachers behaving badly: disturbing and dismaying, but not an epidemic

  1. Alkibiades

    June 22, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    No, I don’t think a dedicated blog is really necessary.

     
  2. Will S.

    June 22, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Exactly.

     
  3. tspoon

    June 22, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    While not a burning issue, there are salient points to be made on the issue of how western societies view and act in such instances. One such point being that the dearth of male teachers has very probably not reduced the frequency of teachers abusing their position and seniority in this way. Another thing to note is the large disparity in the judiciaries handling of such matters, according to the gender of the perpetrator. A third point would be that, while it is agreed that this does not necessarily constitute an epidemic, such numbers would certainly be viewed and reported as such if only small details were altered. For instance if the accused were commonly of a different demographic, or the organisation involved, which minimised and in some cases suppressed knowledge of such happenings, was different in some particular detail. We can ask ourselves, would the department of education be commonly viewed as a monstrous malignancy, some kind of blight on the ability of the human race to progress? I find that juxtaposition of small details very instructive, and it’s good that some continue to point such things out.

     
  4. tspoon

    June 22, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Also, another smaller point, COTWA’s numbers and posts come from all of humanity, whereas reports of naughty teachers come from a somewhat smaller sample group, namely teachers. In that light, it may be that naughty teachers are equally, or more, prevalent per capita, than females who tell lies about sexual assaults.

     
  5. Will S.

    June 22, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Indeed, tspoon, I do agree that it’s still an issue of interest, one which deserves wider attention, certainly, given the often disparity in treatment of offenders, between whether they are women or men, as it seems that men are far more likely to receive jail time, whereas women often may get fired, but not be charged, under the law, more often…

    And yes, Alkibiades, at his post, made the point, that it seems that such incidences may be far more common than false rape accusations, so it does well behoove us to be concerned about them, certainly.

     
  6. The Man Who Was . . .

    June 23, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    While I certainly agree that these female teachers should be fired from their jobs, banned for life from teaching, and punished by the law, possibly with jail sentences, I have to disagree with many in the manosphere who would punish them equally with male teachers who do the same. The sexes are not the same and I don’t think we should be buying into the idea that they are.

     
  7. The Man Who Was . . .

    June 23, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    One has to keep in mind that only some particular false rape charges make it into the media, while I would guess that a much higher percentage of cases of teachers having sex with students eventually get out into the public eye.

     
  8. Will S.

    June 23, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    @ Thursday: “I have to disagree with many in the manosphere who would punish them equally with male teachers who do the same. The sexes are not the same and I don’t think we should be buying into the idea that they are.”

    I don’t know that it’s buying into any idea that the sexes are the same, so much as a recognition that, regardless of how the young charges taken advantage of by their older teachers, in a position of authority over them, may view the experience – and I’m inclined to agree that teenage boys are probably less likely to see themselves as having been victimized than teenage girls in the same situation would, after the fact – that if something is wrong, it’s wrong regardless of who does it, and so the general principle of ‘blind’ justice should mean that the punishment should fit the crime itself, regardless of the sexes of the aggressors and their victims.

    Otherwise, you end up arguing for the same kind of uneven treatment of different types of people that gives rise to things like affirmative action, ‘hate crime’ legislation mandating extra punishment if a crime is done due to racial or anti-gay hatred, etc.

    The law must be neutral, and must be evenly applied, in everything.

     
  9. Will S.

    June 23, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    “One has to keep in mind that only some particular false rape charges make it into the media, while I would guess that a much higher percentage of cases of teachers having sex with students eventually get out into the public eye.”

    I’m inclined to agree.

     
  10. sunshinemary

    June 24, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Will S. wrote:
    “Now, false rape accusations – almost 3000 posts documenting cases over the last four and a half years, in anglosphere countries mostly – no doubt there truly IS an epidemic of such, even if relatively small compared to the total population numbers of men and women. It’s a real problem, and the perception that such false accusations are rare, as misandrists like to push, ought to be countered, and so the blogs that deal with that are doing useful work.”

    I know the point of your post is naughty teachers, but this part about false rape charges made me think of something that’s been bothering me for a couple of months now. My husband and I were watching a sermon online from Mars Hill Church; yes, that is the church where the reviled Mark Driscoll is the teaching pastor. I agree with a lot of the manosphere criticism leveled again Pastor Driscoll, but he is a Christian and some of his sermons are thought-provoking. A lot of the Real Marriage sermons were okay, and so my husband and I decided to watch the entire series UNTIL we got to Week 7, entitled “Grace and Disgrace”. Pastor Driscoll starts out by explaining how he figured out for his wife that she had been sexually assaulted when she was a teenager. He then gave this definition of rape:

    “The definition of rape is: Any type of sexual behavior or contact where consent is not freely given or obtained and is accomplished through force, intimidation, violence, coercion, manipulation, threat…deception, or abuse of authority…And it manifests itself in three ways: The ‘acts’ can be physical, verbal, or psychological. In the age of bullying and the Internet, in the age of certain inappropriate speech and conduct, it just, it can be physical contact that connotes sexual assault, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be. It also can be verbal and/or psychological.”

    Source: http://marshill.com/media/real-marriage/disgrace-and-grace#transcript

    Psychological rape??! Our jaws dropped open. We’ve never watched another Mars Hill sermon since and probably never will. No wonder there are false rape accusations, when a PASTOR of all people is telling women that there doesn’t even need to be physical contact for rape to occur.

    OK, sorry for the rant…it was a little off topic. :)

    Cheers,
    Sunshine

     
  11. Will S.

    June 24, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Hey Sunshine, no worries; that’s interesting – and way disturbing, I agree. Goes to show just how much Mark Driscoll capitulates to the femingelical, misandrist agenda – completely… Sad. But not surprising.

     
  12. David Collard

    June 25, 2012 at 2:50 am

    I wonder if Driscoll’s problem is that his wife got comprehensively fucked by another man (or men) before he got to her, and he has to reconstruct it as a rape. It reminds me of those scenes in movies about the Old South, where the wife willingly sleeps with an African-American, and the husband tells himself that he must have raped her.

    Look, I could be wrong, but Driscoll has mentioned that he had a vision that his wife had had sex with another man before marriage (she had), and now he comes up with this rape malarkey. It does make me wonder.

     
  13. Will S.

    June 25, 2012 at 7:44 am

    I had indeed heard about Driscoll’s wife having not been a virgin, David, and certainly, your explanation sounds plausible enough.

     
  14. David Collard

    June 25, 2012 at 7:51 am

    It would also be less humiliating for him, if his missus was raped rather than just a bit slutty before he met her.

    I am no model of mental health myself, but seeing visions about one’s wife’s sex life before marriage seems kooky to me.

     
  15. Will S.

    June 25, 2012 at 7:55 am

    Yeah, that is weird.

    And yeah, if his wife was ‘raped’, in his eyes, that would absolve her of any moral responsibity for her actions. Kinda the way Mark Driscoll views women, in general, really.

     
  16. David Collard

    June 25, 2012 at 8:22 am

    That attitude is really a form of male chauvinism. I am not an egalitarian, but I do believe that women have independent moral agency. It is inappropriately paternalistic to seek to excuse every female failing. Holding women to a lower standard is a bad idea all round. Christ never did it.

     
  17. Will S.

    June 26, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Indeed, DC.

     
  18. Optimum Awareness

    June 26, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    The number of students “raped” by female teachers can be higher, as a male student would just capitalize on the sexual relation rather than report the case, while a mnaipulative young whore can file charges just to get a leash on the alpha teacher and in most cases nothing really happened. the male teacher just had something that the girl wants and uses the law which is stupidly on her side.
    But let us be honest if a fairly attractive female teacher goes to have sex with you, would you report her instead of getting constant easy, lucky lays? I can agree that the female helps build the young man’s still developing ego and right after the sex he can become more attractive to his female peers but that is my opinion.
    And about the sermon of rape, yeah I agree that his definition is a bit of a screw-lose and is a form of a defense mechanism on his part.
    Good article

     
  19. Anonymous age 70

    July 2, 2012 at 10:40 am

    >>The sexes are not the same and I don’t think we should be buying into the idea that they are.

    You are right. Boys seduced by a female teacher can suffer a thousand times more than a girl who has willing sex with a male teacher. The girl, if she becomes pregnant, can abort if she wants. Or, give up the kid. In any case, the choice is hers.

    We have already had several boys seduced by a teacher, and the day they reach 18, they get a bill for child support, and even if they never see their kids, goodbye college; goodbye tech school, unless their parents agree to pay the support. Work and slave until they are nearly 40 years old. If they become unemployed, goodbye driver’s license. If they think they can get a job overseas, they can’t, because they can’t get a passport.

    A major posting on the topic, and 20 comments, and no one even noticed what can happen to the boy. Great Scot! Y’all need to get out more.

    Under current law, it is a much more serious thing to seduce a young boy than a girl. And, all most of you can think of is, he’s getting some good nookie.

     
  20. Will S.

    July 2, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    “We have already had several boys seduced by a teacher, and the day they reach 18, they get a bill for child support, and even if they never see their kids, goodbye college; goodbye tech school, unless their parents agree to pay the support. Work and slave until they are nearly 40 years old. If they become unemployed, goodbye driver’s license. If they think they can get a job overseas, they can’t, because they can’t get a passport.”

    Good points, AA70. I have indeed read such accounts; it is absolutely insane.

     
  21. Jim

    July 2, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Don’t forget in probably 95%+ of the cases where an older woman has sex with or rapes an underage boy no charges are ever even filed.

    So when you try to add up the numbers it’s going to be very underestimated.

     
  22. Will S.

    July 2, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    Indeed, Jim, that likely is very much the case.

     
  23. Will S.

    July 6, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    @ Alkibiades: Here’s another double-standard I’ve noticed: people laughing at women patrons at strip bars ripping the clothes off dancers (or, as the story below shows, those they think are dancers), while as anyone knows, men doing the same at a strip bar with female dancers would find themselves expelled and scolded.

    Here’s a case of what I’m talking about, which I’ve posted at my other blog:

    http://happolatismiscellany.wordpress.com/2012/07/06/police-in-down-under-strip-mix-up/

     

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