I was having a conversation last night regarding the Mary K Letourneau story and how there was a ridiculous, almost sick, double standard the media gave it's coverage. We both agreed that we think it's highly messed up that the press released the name and image of the rape victim (yes it is rape in the eyes of the law), something they wouldn't do if the genders were reversed.
Granted I have to admit I have my own double standards as well. When the Debra Lefavre news hit my first reaction was that the boy in question was the luckiest kid in the whole wide world. Then reason took over and I felt otherwise.
Today it's come to my attention that Letourneau and her husband will be hosting an event at a Seattle club, Fuel, entitled 'Hot for Teacher Night'. In what other world would we give a child rapist this kind of publicity? If she were a man would we as consumers want to give her any attention and money?
I guess we do, because Roman Polanski still has a career.
Oh and I still think Debra Lefavre is hot. I hate myself sometimes.
"I realize a lot of people take it in the wrong way, but at the same time, I feel like, since she has served her time and they are married by the state of Washington, that it's all in good fun." - Fuel owner Mike Morris
Mary K. Letourneau hosting 'Hot for Teacher' night