From the Telegraph:
Teacher banned for letting pupils hug him
A primary schoolteacher has been banned from working for allowing children to hug him.
Mark Pullinger, 41, was also accused of playing with a pupil by swinging her around by her arms.
Following complaints from colleagues, he was told that he had “failed to maintain physical boundaries with female pupils”.
Although there was no suggestion of any sexual motive, he was dismissed from the school where he had worked for eight years.
Parents campaigned to overturn the decision, saying he was an excellent teacher who had been unfairly treated because he is a man.
Yet his appeal against dismissal was rejected by a panel of governors at Oliver’s Battery school in Winchester, Hampshire, and now the General Teaching Council (GTC) has banned him from classrooms indefinitely – even though it acknowledged that there was “no single serious episode” and that “no child has been seriously harmed”.
And another article:
After a 23-year unblemished career as a teacher, William Stuart was arrested six months ago and accused of assaulting a 15-year-old girl in a corridor at Graham School, Scarborough.
During the court case, magistrates heard that the girl and friends had smeared an iced bun over the wall of the school canteen. Mr Stuart, an assistant head teacher, had shouted at the group to remain in the dining hall to clean up but the girl refused and began to walk away.
It was then, according to the girl’s testimony, that a “really, really angry” Mr Stuart followed her and backed her up on to coat pegs before pushing her to the floor.
Mr Stuart’s account was very different. The girl barged into him several times and threw a punch as he tried to block her path.
On Thursday it became clear whose version the magistrates believed. Mr Stuart was acquitted with the full endorsement of the bench and to cheers from the packed court. His wife, Sarah, cried tears of relief that the family’s nightmare was finally over.
According to the 43-year-old, herself a teacher, her husband had been made to feel “worthless and like a criminal” during the six months between his arrest and the trial.
Illustrations how the rule of feminism destroys common sense and turns men into untouchables while depriving children of affectionate and respectful relations to men be it at home or at school. Fathers as well as fatherly teachers are evicted from their daily life. Large scale unhappiness, developmental problems, social disintegration, materialism, delinquency, riots are the symptomatic consequences. But never mind, Britain is the leader in women’s, gay and transgender rights!
For the importance of engaged and present fathers see also: Two recent studies of the importance of fathers for the development of children