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‘Bragging Rights’: Why Are Female Teachers Having Sex With Their Students?

Posted on | September 14, 2016 | Comments Off on ‘Bragging Rights’: Why Are Female Teachers Having Sex With Their Students?


Earlier this year, an episode of the Dr. Phil show highlighted the case of Tanya Ramirez, 31, a Texas teacher who pleaded guilty to having sex with a 17-year-old student. Ramirez then sued the student, Tristan Price, now 20, claiming that she was actually his victim:

A defiant Ramirez says the sex was consensual, Tristan is an adult and he was just fine after their encounter. In fact, her lawyer has claimed it only made him more popular, and led to his being named Homecoming King.
The 31-year-old former teacher says in the video that Price came to her house drunk one night for sex, surreptitiously recorded their amorous encounter on his cellphone without her knowledge, and then showed the video to 11 of his friends at school to earn bragging rights.
‘He wanted some kind of recognition for sleeping with a teacher,’
she tells Dr Phil.
According to the disgraced educator, the sex tape quickly ‘went viral,’ but Price’s mother, Kimberly Tademy, brusquely dismissed Ramirez’s claim.
‘It didn’t go viral. It wasn’t that good,’ Tademy says derisively in the promo, drawing peals of laughter from the crowd. ‘It was only 10 seconds, baby.’
Ramirez sued Tademy last August for calling her a ‘sexual predator’ and accusing her of sexual misconduct with other students, KRIS 5 reported.
Ramirez claims these comments caused her emotional distress and led to her losing a job at a local Jiu Jitsu academy.
Lawyers for the former teacher previously claimed Tristan Price was legally an adult when they had sex and he also was not her student, the Corpus Christi Caller-Times reported.

Ramirez is a convicted sex offender, and her accusations against Price look like DARVO (Deny, Attack, Reverse Victim and Offender) tactics, but this nevertheless raises questions about what motivates female teachers to commit such crimes, and how they choose their victims. Is it true, for example, that Price actually pursued Ramirez by going to her house in order to get the video for “bragging rights”? Is it true that this video enhanced Price’s popularity among his fellow students? Why would Ramirez have sex with Price, knowing that this was a crime that could destroy her career? Did she not realize that Price was likely to tell his friends about having sex with her? And really, why does a 31-year-old woman want to have sex with a teenage boy anyway?

Someone should ask Everyday Feminism managing editor Melissa Fabello to explain this, because this kind of behavior doesn’t seem to conform to feminist theory about sexuality under patriarchal oppression.



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