[SCA-AE] Fwd: From Pennsic Mayor
ddfr at daviddfriedman.com
Mon Jul 12 20:20:46 EDT 2010
>So what does this tell us:
>1. The Ben the Steward lawsuit continues to provide the BoD &
>Corporate Officers with a crisis to use to tighten up.
It isn't clear from what the Mayor wrote whether this is a
continuation of that case or something entirely new.
>What don't we know:
>1. How does the new policy, which is essentially the same as the
>policy from last year, as far as I can tell, take care of the fears
>expressed in point one. (Oh, by the way, as a former teacher who has
>on occasions had to ask teens their ages, I do not find that
>creepy... however, if the Mayor does, I suppose we all should).
I found that part a bit odd too, although I don't know the girl's
age. Consensual sex with an eighteen year old is legal in
Pennsylvania. Sex with a seventeen year old is contributing to the
delinquency of a minor. Sex with a fifteen year old is rape. And you
can't reliably tell someone's age to within two years by looking at
him or her.
Taking advantage of teaching a class as an opportunity to flirt might
be a bit offputting, depending on how it's done, but it's not
illegal. So if the instructor is interested in a lady in his class
and isn't sure of her age, an obvious option is to ask-and see if he
can take matters farther if she turns out to be eighteen or above.
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