Originally Posted by MayBaby2007
Why do people automatically diagnose people and think they need couseling when they're suspect/leary of the opposite sex?
Because, it's not normal to freak out about a man
leaving a men's
restroom, just because one's son is in there. Being that suspicious of someone, simply because they happened to be in the same room as one's child, is not normal behaviour.
|It's possible there is nothing at all wrong with this woman--never a bad encounter with a man, etc. It's possible that she's just watched/read the news and talk shows like Phil and Oprah. The news and talk shows are reason enough to be suspect of men around children. It's not her fault. It's what society decides to broadcast....and the predators that DO exsist. There are evil people out there. You can't just look at someone and tell if they're a good person or a bad person. Husbands/fathers do rape and molest. That is a sad fact. I don't think it's bizzare in the least for mother's to be "on alert".
I don't think the woman should have yelled out "did he TOUCH you?" for everyone to hear, but I do understand where she's coming from. Like a pp said, if I was that concerned about my son in the men's room I would call in and wait for it to be empty before I sent my son inside. If he was in there for too long with another man I would have called him outside to wait.
I don't understand where she was coming from, and her behaviour was irrational and unfair. Before she makes such nasty comments about someone, just for having a penis and needing to empty his bladder, she might want to think about the fact that her son also
has a penis. I don't think she'd much like it if someone reacted that way to her son using the bathroom, yk?
Being "on alert" is one thing. All that happened here is that this woman - who is apparently really freaked out about pedophiles - sent her son into a men's room, and a while later, a man walked out of said men's room. We cannot be that
paranoid, and still function as a society. People need to be able to pee, without being accused of being perverts.
I'm honestly boggled that this woman even let her son go in there, if she's that freaked out.
|You can't be too careful when it comes to your kids.
I disagree. This is too "careful". I can't help but wonder how a boy feels growing up with someone who apparently equates having a penis to being a predator. If she's that concerned, she needs to find a better way to handle it than making barely-veiled accusations of pedophilia in a public place.