January 11 2009

And We Have The First Teacher Sex Scandal Of 2009

Christine A. McCallumI will never understand why female teachers want to have sex with teenage boys.

Long time readers of this blog know all to well that I am obsessed with teacher-student sex stories: Christel C. Gravlin & Julie Pritchett, Stephanie Ragusa, Mary Jo Spack, Lisa Marinelli, Debra LaFave, and so on.  I am not obsessed in a positive way, I am obsessed in a, “Could someone PLEASE explain this to me?!?” way.

The latest case involves Christine A. McCallum, 29, from the Boston, MA area.  Apparently for the past almost three years she has been having a sexual relationship with a teenaged boy.  According to The Inquisitr, the “relationship” began in February 2006 when the boy was 13-years-old.  He was the older brother to a child Ms. McCallum was tutoring, and she allegedly became obsessed with the boy, and they had sex nearly every other day from what the child, now 16, says.

Ms. McCallum, who is married,  is denying the accusations and says she took on a motherly role with the boy who lived with a single father.  Evidence found at the boy’s home includes a cell phone she provided him with, and letters with content of a sexual nature, and including the decleration that she would choose him over her job without hesitation.  That choice has now been removed from her hands as she has been suspended from teaching her 5th grade class.

As I have said nearly every time this type of story has come up, I just don’t get it.  Teenage boys are sweaty, awkward, gawky little things that even teenage girls want nothing to do with.  How in the world do these women look at these children and think, “Oh wow… I want me some of that!”?

What also never ceases to amaze me is that it is always female teachers.  I can’t remember the last time I heard of a male, the gender that makes up the majority of sexual offenders, took part in anything similar.  Is there something that tells the male teachers just to stay away from the children that their female counterparts are lacking?  And please do not take that as a slam against the female gender, because it isn’t, it is a question based on the cold facts that these stories all seem to be about women.

This story does break from my usual criteria of the boy must actually be a student of the teacher, but I just simply couldn’t get my head around this one.   If the story is true, how did she get away with it for so long?  Would something in her head not have finally said to her, “this is wrong”?  Why did the boy finally come forward?  (I can’t find this in any story on the matter)  How did her husband never catch on?  The questions I have our endless, but the number one is, as it always is, “Why?”  Five of the six teachers I mentioned earlier all happened within the past year, and here we are in the first month of 2009, and we already have one, so apparently this isn’t something that will magically disappear.

I’ve often wondered if maybe the male teacher stories are kept more quiet because it is an older man/young girl angle, and somehow feels more violating?  Most people when they comment on female teacher/student stories go, “lucky kid”, like this is something they should wear as a badge of honor.  Well, no, they shouldn’t.  Child molestation is child molestation no matter the make up of the gender combinations involved.  It is sick and wrong, and for the life of me, I just want to understand what could possibly drive these people to this act.

So, believe me, I take no joy in writing these posts, I simply hope that by doing so I help cast these acts in the light they should be cast in, and that is damnable.

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  • uncleduke316

    it's not worth figuring out. the only intelligent move to make is to stop dating and marrying altogether and make do with strip clubs. now that there is a painless way for men to get vasectomies they should by law be given to boys as soon as they hit puberty. and now that congress has decided women can sue for equal pay this will leave the decision and raising of children solely to THEM.seriously, when you consider the loss of freedom, control and money what reason is there for men to get married anyway?? Love? don't make me laugh! It's all hormones and convienience. this pig told her husband she loved him didn't she?

  • uncleduke316

    hey why is there no talk of giving women psychological testing before taking any teaching jobs??????

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  • Jarvis

    lucky kid… *sigh*

  • Lol. I wish I was that kid! He got ass in the 7th grade! I didn't get laid till 9th grade. The underlying theme of this story is…women are whores.

  • meercat

    Erm. Quite alot of boys dream to have sex with their teacher. so yeah. lucky kid

  • john williamson

    Sean, its sounds to me like you're a little jealous of all these kids gettin some from women YOUR age! These kids arent complaining about this, they like what theyre getting and calling it rape is ridiculous. It was consensual, therefore, ITS NOT RAPE!

    • Look up the definition of "statutory rape", and, yes, these stories qualify as "rape".

      Good grief, yet another "you're jealous" attack… these are getting really sad.

  • Ashleigh

    Well in 2007 or perhaps it was '06, a male teacher was caught having sex with a student at my high school. However, the girl was 17 or 18 and obviously it was consensual. The fact that it was on school property made him be forced to resign. He was a math teacher, short, completely hairless, and completely unattractive, but this cheerleader wanted him. He was only in his early 20s and athletic; I suppose that was enough for her.

  • umis546

    sex every other day for 3 years? no wonder she was obsessed with him…he's a stud! if it went on for that long they must have enjoyed themselves. he's a lucky boy, i'm happy for him.

  • jlk

    I am ashamed and mordified at the lack of basic moral understanding in this country today. The coments above that about how "lucky" this kid is a reflection of the deteriaion of our society's value on the person and on a real relationship. Is it ok for people to walk around acting like dogs in heat. Do a statistical study on the mental and emotional stability of people who practice this attitidue and way of life of permiscuity. The divorce rate in in the 80% not to mention a long list of other abuse issues. Theise people are not happy!