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Old 7th March 2010, 11:25 PM   #1
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41 Year Old Teacher Sends Nude Pics to 15 Year Old Student



Melinda Dennehy, a high school teacher from Londonderry, N.H. is in trouble with the law after offering sex acts and emailing nude photos of herself to a 15-year old student. (I read one report that said the kid was 16) The teacher had also been texting the teenager and according to the police affidavit said, “[i]n some of those messages, Dennehy told [the teenager] what she wanted.’’
Police learned about the incident after inappropriate photos of Melinda Dennehy were distributed throughout the school. The 41-year old high school teacher is now being charged with one count of indecent exposure. She's free on $7,000 bail and is due in court in late April.

Does anyone thnk the exact same thing would happen if a male teacher send nude photos of himself to 15 year old female student? Would he be out on bail?
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Old 7th March 2010, 11:44 PM   #2
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Old 7th March 2010, 11:51 PM   #3
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No.
So should she be out on bail?

Is the crime less offensive because she is a woman?
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Old 7th March 2010, 11:53 PM   #4
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Is the crime less offensive because she is a woman?
Depends how hot she is.

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Is the boy traumatized or something?

I think in most cases it would be scarier for the student if the teacher were a man and the student a girl.
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Actually yes.
Why? Do you know how the bail system is suppose to work?
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Seriously, despite the male ego, I think when I was 15, it would not be able to handle it very well.
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Originally Posted by Puppycow View Post
Is the boy traumatized or something?

I think in most cases it would be scarier for the student if the teacher were a man and the student a girl.
Why?

You know, it is not about sex here. The woman is a teacher. It is an authority figure.

I also I think you are wrong. There are 15 year old girls who would laugh it off and there are 15 year old boys who might be messed up and terrified. Women have a lot of power to throw around psychologically when it comes to sex.

Our male dominated society and the male ego tell us it is no big deal. I think it is.

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From Ratemyteacher (comments prior to the alleged wrongdoing): http://www.ratemyteachers.com/melind...hy/1972732-t/5

I love her. She's the most down to earth and chiil teacher I've ever had. By far one of my favorite teachers of all time. She lets you do ike anything.

LOVE HER!!!<33333

I LOVE U DENNN!!! hahah i <3 Gerda!!!! / Goya

melinda is my favorite! i love gerda <3

I LOVE HER

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Other comments refer to the boy as "Armando." The teachers that make the news are usually white, but I wonder if the boys are disproportionately ethnic. I'm guessing this guy had ridiculous game. I means, she's still attractive, even for 41. She's also a *********** idiot for leaving an electronic trail.

Male teachers seem to be a little more discreet about *********** their students, and, as far as I know, wait until the girls have graduated. (They leave their personal e-mail addresses in yearbooks). One of my favorite instructors ended up marrying a student. After he divorced his wife. She was a cheerleader. The student, not the wife.
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Originally Posted by Bill Thompson View Post
Why?

You know, it is not about sex here. The woman is a teacher. It is an authority figure.

I also I think you are wrong. There are 15 year old girls who would laugh it off and there are 15 year old boys who might be messed up and terrified. Women have a lot of power to throw around psychologically when it comes to sex.
Which is why I wrote "in most cases."
There are exceptions. I can't say whether she should be out on bail or not because I don't know the details, but one relevant factor might be whether the boy and his family are terrified or "laughing it off" or somewhere in between.

I'm not exactly sure what you mean by "it is not about sex." I think that sex has something to do with it. I'm just saying there's no one-size-fits-all way to handle this that is best for all cases. She is going to suffer consequences, hopefully neither too lenient nor too harsh for what she did. Of course "too lenient" and "too harsh" are subjective here, but in my way of looking at things, it depends how damaged the boy is.
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How come this never happened to me when I was in high school?
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Seriously, despite the male ego, I think when I was 15, it would not be able to handle it very well.
I seem to recall handling it pretty much all the time at 15.
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How come this never happened to me when I was in high school?
Your teachers didn't think you were hot? Don't feel bad, I think most of us missed out on this sort of thing.
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Male teachers seem to be a little more discreet about *********** their students, and, as far as I know, wait until the girls have graduated. (They leave their personal e-mail addresses in yearbooks). One of my favorite instructors ended up marrying a student. After he divorced his wife. She was a cheerleader. The student, not the wife.
There was a girl in my older sister's high school class who started dating her teacher, but only after graduation AFAIK. This girl went to the U of Illinois as did my sister and as fate would have it ended up on the same dorm floor. It was really, really creepy seeing those 2 together when I helped her move in... this teacher wasn't young and handsome. He was in his 40s or 50s and not at all what anyone would think of as attractive.

I have no idea how that turned out.
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Originally Posted by Puppycow View Post
Is the boy traumatized or something?

I think in most cases it would be scarier for the student if the teacher were a man and the student a girl.
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Bill Thompson, it's interesting you approach the issue of gender discrimination using the example of an extremely rare instance when it's more profitable to be a woman than to be a man.

I assume you're in favor of the Equal Rights Amendment? And that you're outraged by pay inequity that still exists?

Or are you only in favor of the equal treatment of women when it comes to prosecuting them for sex-related crimes?
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Originally Posted by JoeTheJuggler View Post
Bill Thompson, it's interesting you approach the issue of gender discrimination using the example of an extremely rare instance when it's more profitable to be a woman than to be a man.

I assume you're in favor of the Equal Rights Amendment? And that you're outraged by pay inequity that still exists?

Or are you only in favor of the equal treatment of women when it comes to prosecuting them for sex-related crimes?
No, no. That's all Affirmative Action justifying, and should be resisted.
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Melinda Dennehy, a high school teacher from Londonderry, N.H. is in trouble with the law after offering sex acts and emailing nude photos of herself to a 15-year old student. (I read one report that said the kid was 16) The teacher had also been texting the teenager and according to the police affidavit said, “[i]n some of those messages, Dennehy told [the teenager] what she wanted.’’
Police learned about the incident after inappropriate photos of Melinda Dennehy were distributed throughout the school. The 41-year old high school teacher is now being charged with one count of indecent exposure. She's free on $7,000 bail and is due in court in late April.

Does anyone thnk the exact same thing would happen if a male teacher send nude photos of himself to 15 year old female student? Would he be out on bail?
When a grown woman risks pregnancy and std's with a male student it isn't as destructive as it is when a middleaged man puts a 15 year old girl in the same danger.

Both situations involve stupid adults. If you want to see just how stupid otherwise intelligent and educated people can be go to youtube and look up perverted justice.

At my mothers church the youth minister who had two 14 year old daughters of his own was arrested after an undercover policewoman posing as a 14 year old girl told him to come over for sex. He was arrested in what he thought was the girls home.

This happens alot.
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Hot! Reward her! She is awesome and we need more teachers like this!


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Does anyone thnk the exact same thing would happen if a male teacher send nude photos of himself to 15 year old female student? Would he be out on bail?
Of course not. But we need to accept the double-standard of our very own culture. Embrace it. This "treat 'em the same" is fraud born of equality before the law, and has nothing to do with reality.
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So doesn't everyone know that sexism and discrimination don't count when it's in a woman's favour?
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Bill Thompson, it's interesting you approach the issue of gender discrimination using the example of an extremely rare instance when it's more profitable to be a woman than to be a man.
Why shouldn't the same punishment be given to this woman that would be given to a man?
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When a grown woman risks pregnancy and std's with a male student it isn't as destructive as it is when a middleaged man puts a 15 year old girl in the same danger.
How so? The woman could give the boy STD's.
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Originally Posted by JoetheJuggler
Bill Thompson, it's interesting you approach the issue of gender discrimination using the example of an extremely rare instance when it's more profitable to be a woman than to be a man.

I assume you're in favor of the Equal Rights Amendment? And that you're outraged by pay inequity that still exists?

Or are you only in favor of the equal treatment of women when it comes to prosecuting them for sex-related crimes?
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Why shouldn't the same punishment be given to this woman that would be given to a man?
That sounded to me like a subvocal "no, no, yes". I would sort of agree with Beerina, with the proviso that accepting it for now is not an excuse to stop trying to change it in the future:

Originally Posted by Beerina
But we need to accept the double-standard of our very own culture. Embrace it. This "treat 'em the same" is fraud born of equality before the law, and has nothing to do with reality.

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If the 41 woman sent her naked pics and her lesbian desires to a 15 year old girl, would the crime and punishment be just as severe? One has to wonder if this happens often and if it is even reported. In all those Catholic schools all over latin america, it is hard to imagine that it has not happened. Now, you must know where I am going with this. You know it would be serious if it were a male teacher and a male student. Shouldn't it be just as bad if it were a female student and female teacher?
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Of course not. But we need to accept the double-standard of our very own culture. Embrace it. This "treat 'em the same" is fraud born of equality before the law, and has nothing to do with reality.
So inequality is cool when it is fun or when we find it entertaining and embrace it

When it is not cool or fun we protest it, like in DADT.

And this makes us all feel good about ourselves.

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If the 41 woman sent her naked pics and her lesbian desires to a 15 year old girl, would the crime and punishment be just as severe? One has to wonder if this happens often and if it is even reported. In all those Catholic schools all over latin america, it is hard to imagine that it has not happened. Now, you must know where I am going with this. You know it would be serious if it were a male teacher and a male student. Shouldn't it be just as bad if it were a female student and female teacher?
I say that the should charge her like any other pervert that hs done that. The women is just like any other pig who woul think of having relations with teenager
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I say that the should charge her like any other pervert that hs done that. The women is just like any other pig who woul think of having relations with teenager
I agree. She is a pedophile.
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If the boy was past puberty (which I assume he was) then I don't consider her a pedophile.
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If the boy was past puberty (which I assume he was) then I don't consider her a pedophile.
You're right, she's not a pedophile. She was charged with one felony count of indecent exposure, which seems appropriate. If she's found guilty she'll lose her job.
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Nothing wrong there.

Every 15 y.o. dream would have been that. (although i'm not sure yet if shes any hawt).
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I saw a video about a support group for men who were sexually abused as children/teenagers. I remember at least one was coerced into sex by an adult female social worker at age 15 or so (and she wasn't bad looking). Seemed it screwed him up pretty bad.
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I knew of one relationship between a male student and a male teacher in high school. The student was decidedly less than traumatised, and I never thought it necessary to report.

I actually felt bad for the teacher . He was totally being played with.
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If the boy was past puberty (which I assume he was) then I don't consider her a pedophile.
I think you could not be more wrong and if you thought about it a bit more you might change your mind. I hope you would.
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You're right, she's not a pedophile. She was charged with one felony count of indecent exposure, which seems appropriate. If she's found guilty she'll lose her job.
No, I think you have it a little off the mark. She is not a pedophile in the legal sense only because she did not go through with any physical contact.
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Nothing wrong there.

Every 15 y.o. dream would have been that. (although i'm not sure yet if shes any hawt).
Not every. And some 15 year old girls have crushes on their male teachers. Would it be alright with you if those dreams were made real?
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Bill Thompson, it's interesting you approach the issue of gender discrimination using the example of an extremely rare instance when it's more profitable to be a woman than to be a man.

I assume you're in favor of the Equal Rights Amendment? And that you're outraged by pay inequity that still exists?

Or are you only in favor of the equal treatment of women when it comes to prosecuting them for sex-related crimes?
Tu quoque? I'm sorry, it isn't objectionable to point out gender discrepancies in both directions when they exist.

Now if Bill is doing that evenly is another question...
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Why shouldn't the same punishment be given to this woman that would be given to a man?
Why shouldn't the same rewards be given out to equally qualified women doing the same job?

I have no problem at all with the Equal Rights Amendment. I'm all for it. I'm just asking if your position is consistent, or does it only kick in when the gender discrimination favors the woman--something that happens maybe once for every few gozillion times it goes the other way around.
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I think you could not be more wrong and if you thought about it a bit more you might change your mind. I hope you would.
Look up the definition of pedophile. It's someone who has a sexual attraction to prepubescent children. It's highly unlikely that a 15 year is prepubescent.
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Originally Posted by Bill Thompson View Post
No, I think you have it a little off the mark. She is not a pedophile in the legal sense only because she did not go through with any physical contact.
Being a pedophile is having a sexual attraction to children. A person can be a pedophile and never have sexual contact with a child. Pedophila is a psychological term, not a legal one.
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