I was a victim
I see nothing wrong with an older woman having sex with a 16 year old, if it's consentual. When I was that age I had crushes on some teachers and would have jumped at the chance. 16 year olds want to have sex, they are a bag of hormones.
The only problem I have with it is that it's unprofessional and the teacher deserved to be fired for it. But the moral outrage over the age difference is meaningless to me.
There have been teacher-student relations in one of the schools I went to. Not everyone knew, only people close to the young girl. She was quite happy. The only mistake they made in this case was getting caught, and now they are at the mercy of society's taboos.
Where I went to school, in Flint, Michigan, students did not have sex with teachers. They tended to throw them out of second story windows.
The ghost of Jack Kevorkian for President's Physician: 2016
I found out a few years after I left that several kids on the hockey team had been regularly railing my spanish teacher all through high school.
blew my mind.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
bet they got blown better. sorry...someone had to do it. ;)
I have one Hell of a problem with a person in a position of authority and trust-- such as a teacher-- using that position to gain sexual favors from the people who are supposedly in their care. This holds true regardless of whether the subordinate in question is an adult or not.