September 27, 2008
ANOTHER FEMALE TEACHER CHARGED for having sex with a 17-year-old male student. I don't know, but I'm guessing that this isn't actually any more common than it used to be, just more likely to lead to charges and publicity. My guess is that teenage sex, while becoming no less common, has been increasingly pathologized. And, of course, lots of things have been turned over to the criminal law that used to be dealt with more informally. Am I wrong?
Meanwhile, here's a piece on the general subject I wrote a few years ago.