Teachers set dangerous example
FORMER Warwick schoolteacher-turned sex worker “Jennifer” has spoken out in the current debate involving two Warwick State High School teachers who posted raunchy photos of themselves on Facebook.
While the investigation into whether Ann Kerr and Helen Casey are in breach of Education Queensland’s Code of Conduct continues, Jennifer has said their behaviour was setting a “dangerous example” to young girls.
“The ‘naughty schoolgirl’ image – sexy hair, pulled-down tie, fishnet stockings and high heels – is a highly sexualised image,” Jennifer told the Daily News.
“It is the number-one costume request for sex workers and strippers and has been utilised to portray sexuality in the music industry like Britney Spears and Chrissie Amphlett, in TV and film – the excellent An Education is about an older man preying on schoolgirls.
“Also in porn – the movies of pornographer Max Hardcore exclusively feature adult women dressed up a schoolgirls, complete with lollipops, submissively being subjected to sexual acts.
“Even acclaimed Quentin Tarantino has used the image, twisting it in Kill Bill by having two of his murderesses tempt their victims by wearing schoolgirl outfits.”
Jennifer dismissed those who suggested the Facebook photos of Ms Kerr and MsCasey were not sexually provocative as “ridiculous”.
“The poses, particularly the one with the legs spread, are undeniably sexual. The legs spread pose has for centuries been universally acknowledged to be sexual; that’s why respectable women rode side-saddle,” she said.
“It is incredibly irresponsible for these teachers to be promoting schoolgirls as sexual objects.”
Jennifer warned the stunt was feeding “right into the fantasies” of unsavoury characters she has personally come across in town, who had even gone as far as to request the sex worker dress as a schoolgirl – something she refuses to do as a former teacher.
“I will not participate in any activity that promotes the sexualisation of children,” she said.
“I find it ironic that my current occupation makes me ‘not respectable’ and prevents me from ever teaching again.
“Yet Education Queensland and the community is apparently totally at ease and bemused with teachers promoting the sexualisation of schoolgirls.”
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