Can we make one thing absolutely clear here. Teachers seducing children = bad. I have two of the little cherubs and Mrs Bloke takes them into school every morning on the understanding that teachers are going to teach them stuff and not text them at home, try to chat them up on facebook or take them out on a candle lit dinner, ply them with Pinot Grigio and talk about how beautiful the moon looks.
But, can we have a bit of honesty here – and lets face it, that’s what this is all about here at The Bloke, being a bit honest. Can any of you chaps out there remember what it’s like being a 15 year old boy? Can you remember the testosterone screaming through your veins, the frantic need for you and your buddies to ‘pop your cherry’ and the complete absence of anyone who will let you ‘pop your cherry’ anywhere near them? Do you remember the awe in which you held your friends who had managed to ‘do it’? And can you imagine, just for a second if your RE teacher (aged 39) flirted with you and then seduced you.
a) think it’s the best day, ever! Like Christmas to the power of 10. Like getting a new Chopper and Grifter all rolled into one.
b) be traumatised and call the police.
Of course we don’t want our teachers seducing pupils and curiously when you flip it in reverse and have male teachers seducing 15 year old girls it suddenly becomes very unpalatable. We all have to live by one set of rules, that’s how our world works and that’s how order is retained but sometimes you read a story and look through it and think, hmmmm.