Modern understanding of a romance between a student and a teacher centers around Mary Kay Letourneau's affair with her then sixth grade student, Vili Fualaau.
Although the couple was married after Letourneau spent seven and a half years in prison and gave birth to two children, the inappropriate relationship between student and teacher was not lessened because Fualaau became a consenting adult versus when he was a child.
, by Jessica Alcott One of my sleeper favorites of the year so far, Alcott’s debut had me laughing out loud while sitting on the edge of my seat, waiting for things to blow up.
But sex appeal aside, there's something wrong about the Goblin King cozying up to a teenage girl.
The pairing: Humbert Humbert (40s) and Lolita (12)Ah, the classic age-inappropriate romance.
But these boundaries become more blurred and teachers are more likely to get in a muddle and end up crossing them if they have no way of talking about and beginning to make sense of the feelings they find themselves experiencing.
Once the possibility of intimacy between students and teachers has become a taboo subject, the experience becomes shameful with teachers obliged to hide and hate their feelings.