You didn't teach high school in an American public school...where the kids have more liberty, rights and priviledges than the teachers...gee, let's not hurt their feelings, ya know. Pffffftttttttttt!
Chris, that's the British
way; but then, don't we always end up swallowing the message from out west? Look at radical feminists: ruined life for many an otherwise happy girl with all those bizarre notions of changing the ways of Mother Nature... Not to mention what the madness did for pin-up snappers and their models, of course.
Perhaps a fitting summation came from a neighbour who, now approaching 70, remarked that there was a time when if your bum didn't get smacked in the office, and if nobody tried to date you, you felt you were slipping... Nowadays, it appears that even asking a student out can be construed as sexual harassment... of course, if I were to ask one out, it probably would be, but only after everyone had collapsed on the floor laughing.
Such is Life, such is progress.