I mean I kinda agree, but it's still highly unprofessional, if you're an uni teacher or a high school one, you're working and shouldn't be looking at your students THAT way, underage or not. It's also very predatory coming from the teacher, since he has a certain power with his students and it's not fair when you hear about girls sleeping with their old male teacher just to get better grades, it happens a lot and it's disgusting. It's ok as a fantasy, or maybe keeping a contact with him when you graduated, but it's really a gross situation when it happens irl. The dynamics of a teacher/student relationship are completely different compared to the one a doctor can have with his patient. Like it might be unprofessional but it's definitely not the sameSorry to stay off-topic LOL. I agree that the term 'pedophilia' can be used incorrectly but I do think that there is a difference between a 17 year old high school student having sex with a teacher vs a college freshman having sex with their professor. The difference is that in high school, the relationship between a teacher and a student is one of those relationships that the law/society considers a "relationship of trust and confidence" - meaning one person is in a weaker position vis a vis the other person and places a great amount of trust and reliance on the stronger person. Doctors/patients and lawyers/clients are the same. If a doctor had sex with their patient, the doctor would lose their medical licence. The law does not treat college professors and college students in the same way.
Anyway, I am definitely even more off topic than before because this doesn't really have anything to do with pedophilia and most certainly has nothing to do with Gemma Ward!