British head teacher, Anne Lakey, aged 55 and highly successful in turning failing schools around, has just been sentenced to 8 years in jail for having sex with some of her young teenage pupils when a young teacher in the 1980s. Two men, who were young boys of only 13 and 14 at the time of the offenses, came forward to give evidence.

It does seem that when a young teacher, this woman enjoyed sexual contact with young teenage boys half her age who were her own pupils. I strongly suspect that these two men who came forward are unlikely to have been the only ones. There were probably many others.

I do actually applaud the sentence. After all, had she been male and the young pupils exploited been 13 or 14 year old girls, the wrongness of her actions would have been obvious. Male victims are more likely to boast about such things and big themselves up over it at the time but it is still potentially highly damaging to their psyches and should be punished in the same way as if the victims were girls. The law needs to be gender-blind in these cases, and does appear to have been here....

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