Lsherm: As long as they are former students...
doyner: So if she wrote it under a pen name then doesn't that mean she wasn't trying to have it attributed to her?Anyone find out how she was outed in the first place?
o'really: Whether we like it or not, teachers are considered role models, so the best policy is to keep their proclivities discreet. It's why most americans are ok with havin a gay male hairdresser, but not with havin a gay male teach their kids.
Great Janitor: JonnyG: So there's nothing wrong with every female teacher reading garbage like this as long as they didn't write it... Now that we have that straightened out.Until some twit decides that they don't want their snowflake to be taught by someone with reading material like this, regardless of if they bring it to class or not, and then we end up holding teachers to a higher level of morality while asking "Why don't we have enough teachers?"
you have pee hands: Lsherm: Well, like everything else, context is key. If you're writing a book about a heroic Ephebophiliac who sleeps with underage boys to get back at her ex-husband, it's not illegal, but it's certainly creepy. Especially if you're someone who works with kids. "It's fiction" is a cop out. Imagine you had a co-worker who only wrote fictional stories about breaking into your house and killing you. Perfectly legal, but still farking creepy.The former students of a high school teacher likely aren't underage.
China White Tea: BarkingUnicorn: Request granted. Once students can cite you as a reason why parents are wrong, you are no longer fit to teach. This rule is applied very consistently.So if the parents are die-hard young-earthers, and I teach geology...
WhippingBoy: Why do so many ugly people read/write erotica. Don't they realize that it creeps the rest of us out?
Inflatable Rhetoric: Lsherm: The book is about a school teacher (naturally) that gets even with her cheating husband by having affairs with two former students.As long as they are former students...It's fiction, so it does not matter.What's next, getting fired for "impure thoughts?"
BarkingUnicorn: Request granted. Once students can cite you as a reason why parents are wrong, you are no longer fit to teach. This rule is applied very consistently.
Fark_Guy_Rob: People need to decide if our educators are meant to be full-time role-models or free adults...Everyone I talk to seems to have some arbitrary b.s. limit for what teachers are allowed to do in their free time. This lady just wrote a book, so that's okay. But if she were in a porno? Not okay. Unless it was a long time ago. Working as a stripper? Obviously that's not acceptable, right? Male teacher arrested for banging some transformer hooker outside in a park (outside of school hours) - well, OBVIOUSLY, in that case, we should consider what they do outside of class to impact their ability to teach. Right?I don't much care either way, I'm just asking for some consistency.
Rev. Skarekroe: Lsherm: The book is about a school teacher (naturally) that gets even with her cheating husband by having affairs with two former students.As long as they are former students...Yeah, it's not like it's Beezus and Ramona slashfic or something.
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