Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Debra Lafave: Sexual Equality for Paedophiles


Does anyone remember her? Must admit, I don’t recall there being much reported on this in the UK (back in 2004 when she was first arrested) but she caught my eye this morning when she was nicked again, this time for violating her probation. The reason? Apparently Ms Lafave bust her parole by talking to a co-worker who also happens to be a 17 year old girl and therefore a minor. Bit harsh that some would argue but what’s really wrong with this headline? Any suggestions? Well I’ll tell you what’s wrong; the fact that Lafave even has a bloody co-worker. What the hell is the woman doing at work? Why isn’t she in prison? Back in November 2004, when she was a teacher, Debra Lafave seduced and had sex with a 14 year old boy. Her punishment then? 3 years house arrest. What! Okay, I can understand that a 14 year old should maybe be grounded for being very very naughty but an adult who has sex with a child? Imagine if it had been a male teacher who had groomed and eventually raped a student in his classroom. Would justice be served then if the judge sent Mr Walker to his bedroom to think about what he’d done? If ever there was a cast iron case for sexual equality, then this is it.

6 comments:

zane said...

well I wouldn't classify this as a rape. Teachers and students are a different story, and it doesnt matter if the teacher is female or male. And she isnt some old, evil lady, jusa a kid.

zane said...

well I wouldn't classify this as a rape. Teachers and students are a different story, and it doesnt matter if the teacher is female or male. And she isnt some old, evil lady, jusa a kid.

Melanie said...

wow, zane has a stutter! :giggles:

I don't know. I think its wrong that she allowed this to happen. And did the boy say she seduced him or threatened him and forced him? I don't know anything about this story. The issue here is age, right? Do you think this child is scared for life?

And as outraged as I am by this, how is this an issue of equality?

Andy Tilley said...

As far as i know she seduced him...but the fact that she was a teacher probably made this easy anyway. The point i was tryin to make was more about inequality in the way which men and women are treated here. I don't think society really thinks that women can be sex offenders. And Zane does stutter))))....and I am in trouble for sayin' it!

Day Walker said...

This is the legal system gone mad. For starters, she looks like a 'go-er' anyway, and the kid obviously got some 'man-points' for shagging his teacher.. I don't see the problem?!

He's not the only minor to shag his teacher ;-)

Day Walker said...

This is the legal system gone mad. For starters, she looks like a 'go-er' anyway, and the kid obviously got some 'man-points' for shagging his teacher.. I don't see the problem?!

He's not the only minor to shag his teacher ;-)