Never give up, never surrender
- Jun 17, 2011
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It's a fair point, although my schools were different. I never really accepted anyone had authority over me except my parents and grandparents. Most of my year were the same. We rebelled and wore jeans, for example. I think the teachers pretty much gave up on us and concentrated on keeping us as much away from the other years as possible !Teachers are in authority over pupils though, it's not an equal relationship. A female teacher having sex with a male student is exploiting him in exactly the same way as a male teacher would be who had sex with a female pupil.
Same-sex teacher/pupil relationships are of course also exploitative.
I guess now with less authority in the home the balance has changed - although my mate who went to a Catholic school would beg to differ.
Thing is, that argument would rule out any relationships pretty much that started at work as well. Real life just doesn't reflect that. I mean where are you going to meet people? School, work, or through hobbies, and they all have some kind of structure that relationships are likely to cut across. The exception of course is the pub, but even then - did I take advantage because I played in a band?
People are almost never in a position of social equality. And surely it's better that relationships do cross such lines?
I am of course assuming all parties freely consent and are of an age to do so.