Wow! Imagine if this were a male teacher.
The New York Daily News reported:
A California high school teacher has been busted for underage sex – just days after giving birth to a baby allegedly fathered by her student lover.
Laura Elizabeth Whitehurst, 28, was detained by cops in her Redlands home on Monday evening.
Redlands PD revealed the 10th-grade English teacher at Citrus Valley High School faces a charge of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor.
She was booked into jail and released after posting a $25,000 bond.
Police claim she had a year-long relationship with a 16-year-old boy. It resulted in her giving birth to a child June 18.
The boy’s mom somehow found out about the alleged affair last week, contacted school district bosses and the cops.
After I first read about this incident, I followed up. Not only has a second student come out and stated he was 16 when they had sexual relationship in 2007 after she told him she had “dreamed about kissing him,” but a third former student has stepped forward to claim he had a sexual relationship with the teacher who was just arrested.
The latest victim was just 14 when he allegedly had sex with Laura Elizabeth Whitehurst, then 23, in her classroom before school, as well as her apartment and in her car in 2007.
What would be said if this were a man getting involved with a female student? Forget the fact that anyone got pregnant. Let’s just say a 28 year old male teacher was sexually active with a 16 year old girl.
How different would the story be?
Would the words “creepy,” “sexual offender,” or “child molester” be included in the report or would it be toned down to include words like “student lover?”
How often are these cases even reported? It happens more a lot more than you think.
Are 16 year old boys incapable of being manipulated? Only girls can be talked into doing things that are illegal and immoral? What about the fact that these boys are underag and being preyed upon by older women? What does it say about the women who do these things? Are they not held to the same social standard as men?
I’m tired of double standards and will be more than happy to point them out.
And please don’t get me started on the issues of child support in cases like this! You probably didn’t even think about that did you?
Remember this the next time you read about a man being caught with an underage girl.