Schooling : Education :: Rape : Love-making
The way we’ve done schooling so far – not just lately, but since the introduction of the classroom model of “efficiency” – has been a graduated consensuality in the same way that the rape college women protest is borne of partial-but-not-dispositive consent.How do we know this is so? Duh. Rebellion.
Rancorous transactions do not recur voluntarily. Schooling is for its every victim every day more rancorous. Why must this be so? Escape is blocked. It’s a Cautious tyranny. You know, like rape. Thirteen years’ worth, at least.
Yes, it’s a purely metaphorical rape – mere coercion, not a visceral scourging. But a violation is a violation, and to to deny your own past violations by classroom bullies – both by the paid professionals their sadly-underfathered freelance enforcers – is to confess either to deceit or delusion.
Why do teachers have such a tough time with their charges? Why do all of them hate school – the kids and the teachers?
It turns out people don’t like to be raped, not even metaphorically and in bulk.
What would work better than coercion in – and to – the classroom?
Why might work better than rape in your marriage?
What could be more obvious, right?