Let's pretend, for a second, that we don't think this trend of firing teachers and school employees over starring in pornography is completely asinine. Imagine, won't you, that we're not up to our eyeballs in things pertaining to sex most of our day, and we're not overly comfortable with people who are sexually open.
We're still not convinced we'd be able to see Wendy Apple's point of view.
Wendy Apple recently found out from “students” that her son's teacher—who is also her former high school teacher, and by all accounts kick-ass at her job—writes erotic novels. She didn't take the news well.
“I thought she was a top-of-the-line teacher,” Apple said. And the writing Judy Buranich does when she's not teaching Apple's son is, according to Apple, “unethical, totally unacceptable. Period. It just sort of sickens and saddens me to know everybody’s sort of looking at this like, hey, this is OK.”
Apple reported Buranich (Judy Mays is her pen name) to the school administration, and she and other parents are calling for ... Something. That Judy be fired? That she stop writing erotica? That she be more discreet? It depends on which news story you read. But no one's really saying how the kids found out.
“She's one of the best teachers in the district in my opinion and she has been writing for 20-something years. I don't see why its an issue now,” says former student Jacki Baker.
A Facebook page was put up in support of Buranich and her right to write whatever she wants in her spare time. On Wednesday night, the page had 88 likes. By Thursday evening, about 6,200 people liked the page. Parents, students, former students and total strangers are coming out in support of Judy Mays.
And we mean really in support. Like this: