Monday, February 24, 2014

"Describing the 7-year age gap as "less than ideal" is a huge understatement."

Comment from Wendy Lane, MD on the WAMU story on Senator Jamie Raskin's proposal to permit young (21-24) year old teachers/coaches/school staff to have sexual relationships with 16 and 17 year old students.  Reprinted with permission of Dr. Lane.
"Describing the 7-year age gap as "less than ideal" is a huge understatement. While the addition of part time teachers and coaches in the definition of person of authority is important, it should not be done with a compromise that creates additional harm for kids. I hope that MD lawmakers are asking themselves how they would feel if they found out that their 16 year old daughter or son was having a sexual relationship with his/her 23 year old teacher. If SB460 passes, this would be legal."

1 comment:

  1. It seems that the moral compass has morphed into a weather vane.


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