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Sat May 9, 2015, 10:42 AM


Why there are no male primary school teachers.


A woman has mistakenly shamed a man on social media who she believed was taking photos of her children when he was actually taking a selfie next to a Star Wars display.
The mother took a photo of the man at the Westfield Knox shopping centre at Wantirna South, in Melbourne's east, and shared it to Facebook on Wednesday along with a status branding him a 'creep'.
Her post was then shared hundreds of times, until it was eventually seen by the man in question who contacted police to explain he was taking a selfie in front of a Darth Vader cut out to send to his children.
The father-of-three, who spoke to Daily Mail Australia on condition of anonymity, said he and his children were devastated by the ordeal

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Sat May 9, 2015, 10:53 AM

1. Interesting news story on the subject

The latter is especially true in cases involving classroom relationships. Male teachers who prey on female pupils are more likely to be seen as lecherous old men, while female teachers who prey on male pupils are Mrs Robinson figures inducting their partners into the ways of sex. When 30-year-old Texan teacher Lauren Cosgrove faced court over a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old boy she was babysitting earlier this year, her defence lawyer a woman argued that if she was given probation, she would not be a risk, and that the boy had enjoyed the attentions of an older woman and was not traumatised. "It's different with boys and girls," the lawyer said. "I don't believe he's going to be scarred for life."


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Sat May 9, 2015, 11:05 AM

2. No one really thinks through the implications of that bias.


Since boys are so much more mature and emotionally resilient than girls, certainly it would carry through into adulthood? If a job requires maturity, emotional stability and resilience, then the obvious choice would be a man, right?

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Sat May 9, 2015, 11:17 AM

3. The implication is that male victims aren't really victims at all

As Germaine Greer says, if he gets an erection, he must have been asking for it.

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