Skip to comments.Avoiding Kids: How Men Cope With Being Cast as Predators
Posted on 09/08/2007 2:52:54 PM PDT by decimon
These days, if Rian Romoli accidentally bumps into a child, he quickly raises his hands above his shoulders. "I don't want to give even the slightest indication that any inadvertent touching occurred," says Mr. Romoli, an economist in La Cañada Flintridge, Calif.
Ted Wallis, a doctor in Austin, Texas, recently came upon a lost child in tears in a mall. His first instinct was to help, but he feared people might consider him a predator. He walked away. "Being male," he explains, "I am guilty until proven innocent."
In San Diego, retiree Ralph Castro says he won't allow himself to be alone with a child -- even in an elevator.
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This is a result of the MSM spreading fear (because it sells) and they and feminism have done this. It is a shame.
I have a park directly across the street from my house, when I walk over there and sit on a bench, the mothers keep closer to their kids. They are well advised to do so but little do they know that their kids are safer with me than with their teachers.
Neighbor kids play in my yard and one asked me once if he could use my bath room, I told him no, to go home and use his own. Sounds grouchy of me doesn’t it? Just covering my own a$$.
Very true. During one of my early morning walks a few years ago, I found a small child walking aimlessly up the street. I called the police on my cellphone and when they came, they had all kinds of questions for me. Like what I was doing out of my house that early in the morning and if I had a criminal record. I then noticed police driving by my house a lot more often over the next few weeks. Maybe I was just being paranoid but next time I see a lost kid, I’m just going to turn around and go the opposite direction. Let a woman find the kid and call the police.
we should banish them to a colony in noerthern Alaska and see if they can govern themselves. We can even turn it into a reality show called Kid Molester Nation
It is to us, but not the left. They have tried for decades to make masculinity criminal and they’ve succeeded in many ways.
I have a large oak tree on the edge of my property with a large branch hanging over my yard, just perfect for a tire swing that the neighbor kids would love. Can’t do that though, too much law suit potential.
Some sick crap. Yes it is feminazism and regressives that are doing this. I blame evil for this first, and liberal PC thinking second.
lol. this article is not what I imagined. I thought it was a sympathetic article about the plight of molesters
“This is a result of the MSM spreading fear (because it sells) and they and feminism have done this. It is a shame.”
Oh..I thought it was because the great majority of sexual and physical abuse, kidnapping, and murders committed against children are committed by men.
OK...blame this on the media.
Have you renewed your NOW membership this year yet?
I began going from child-friendly to child-averse years ago. Thought maybe I was a bit paranoid but, thanks to the internet, I discovered otherwise. Damned shame.
You are certainly wrong about physical abuse against children being primarily male.
As for murders, infanticide is highest among women, not men. And that doesn't even consider abortion.
Kidnapping? You aren't counting parental kidnapping right?
Sexual abuse. Well I'll give you one out of four.
this country has gone completely insane.
i wanted to recount my personal experiences but it’s just too painful. i stay away from kids and American women.
it’s a great relief to me to travel in europe (eastern) where things are a lot more normal.
It's the truth and I'm not a member of NOW. Anyone doubting it can check their local sex offender registry. A few women and hundreds of men in my local one.
Too bad though that we all get painted with the same broad brush. As I said earlier, your kids would be much safer with me than with their teachers.
Years ago, when my daughter was very young, I saw her talking to a woman standing across the street. She must have just gotten her hair done at a neighbor's home based salon across the street. At first glance, panic struck me and I screamed for her to come in doors. I was embarrassed after I thought about it...
Yikes! Kevin Bacon is a FReeper.
it’s just a statement of fact.
I'm less than confident that all the men belong there.
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