How Patriarchy Protects the Female Predator

And Why Men Don’t Mind

Brittany Renner at Jackson State University

In 1996, the world met a 34-year-old Seattle teacher and married mother of four, Mary Kay Letourneau. When her illicit affair with a then sixth-grade student, Vili Fualaau, leaked to the public, Letourneau quickly became a household name. A King County police report recounted officers’ discovery of the pair presumably engaged in sexual intercourse in a parked car…