Wednesday, March 11, 2009

What would Emily Post Say?

Is it poor etiquette for two different teachers to be sleeping with the same junior high school student at the same time? An article in the Salt Lake Tribune addresses just such an offense and while neither woman seemed to be using Emily Post’s book of etiquette, I doubt they were even using common sense. It’s quite likely that this is a specious connection at best and certainly in poor taste, but it raised a few questions in my head and I needed to answer them in the best and most responsibly researched way I can.

“They” always say that men are the majority of persons arrested for sexual offenses, but how can “they” prove that. I visited the Official U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics to see what they had to say. According to their July 2000 Statistical report using data from the National Incident-Based Reporting System for the United States 96% of all sexual offenses reported to law enforcement agencies were committed by men.

Now I am interested in some scholarly articles about the 4%. I decide to dive into our databases and take a look at GenderWatch.

GenderWatch is a full-text collection of international journals, magazines, newsletters, regional publications, special reports and conference proceedings devoted to women's and gender issues. Contains archival material dating back to 1970.

Inside this database I have the ability to limit my searches to exclusively full text, as well as scholarly publications. Take a look for yourself. I chose the following article to help better inform.

Steven Angelides. . "Subjectivity under Erasure: Adolescent Sexuality, Gender, and Teacher-Student Sex. " Journal of Men's Studies 15.3 (2007): 347-360. GenderWatch (GW). ProQuest.

I rarely get this serious or potentially in poor taste, but it truly interests me and I always appreciate when any side of a discussion is responsibly researched. Let me know what you think, you can even give this BLOG the CRAAP Test. I also recommend this report form the Center for Sex Offender Management.


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