Let me tell you about how I hate computer viruses. I had a doozy hit me on Monday evening sometime, and it was one of those where you couldn’t even start your browser to look for how the hell to get rid of it. I had two different antivirus programs running that didn’t catch the rootkit (which equals really bad) and it allowed eighty billion other trojans and other things into my computer. Man, did I have a headache for two days. But, all fixed now!
I read this article about a teacher at a California middle school who allegedly was in an “adult movie,” and was found out by some students, and placed on leave.
Now, I try to think of myself who is enlightened about the adult entertainment industry. I mean, it’s there. Boy, is is ever there. And I don’t have anything against adult entertainment workers, and indeed I am of the thought that prostitution should be legalized.
As much as I hate to admit it, if I found out that this person was teaching my son, I don’t think I would react so magnanimously. I wouldn’t be calling for her resignation or anything, but I always think of what would happen if many years down the road my son were to see his former teacher in a certain type of film and what the psychological ramifications of that would be.
Maybe they wouldn’t be much of anything, but I just wouldn’t want to go there.
But then we get into the whole thing of private time outside of one’s occupation, and nobody wants to go back to the days when teachers couldn’t marry because that meant (gasp!) they would be having relations with their husband and ohmygod the world would explode. And of course, that didn’t happen.
I know it is unfair of me to think that the teacher probably shouldn’t have allegedly starred in that type of film, but I honestly can’t help it.
Let me know if I’m alone in my prudishness.
And let’s not even get into the fact that it was some students who tipped off administration about the teacher’s film exploits.