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Men & Boys in the Locker Room

Men & Boys in the Locker Room

Hi Readers — Just got this interesting story from Australia: Boys have been banned from a Sydney public pool’s locker room because the ADULT MEN using it fear they may be falsely accused of being pedophiles. So, for a while the boys had to change behind a stack of chairs, and now they’re changing in […]

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Outrage of the Morning: Lunch Lady Accused of "Grooming" A Kid

Outrage of the Morning: Lunch Lady Accused of “Grooming” A Kid

Hi Readers — Even before my morning coffee, I have to throw this one up (as it were): A “dinner lady” — which we here in the States call a “lunch lady” — gave a boy an extra “biscuit” (i.e., cookie). And for THAT she was accused of possibly “grooming” him for later lascivious activities. […]

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Thinking The Worst First

Hi Readers — Let’s take a vow: Let us vow to see men and women as decent until proven otherwise. Let’s vow to interpret their deeds as non-malicious, until proven otherwise. And let us vow not to assume the worst first. Here’s why: Dear Free-Range Kids:  You’re always talking about how its a real shame […]

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Guest Posts: Why I Didn't Help A Lost Girl (And Troubled Boy)

Guest Posts: Why I Didn’t Help A Lost Girl (And Troubled Boy)

Hi Readers — I got both these letters today and felt that together they make the point: We must start letting men know we TRUST them around kids. Thinking the “worst first” of all males is not only insulting, it is damaging the fabric of our society, pulling men away from their age-old jobs of […]

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A Man in Uniform (Is Trusted. Otherwise — Forget It)

Hi Readers — Here’s a letter from a 22-year-old paramedic in Queensland, Australia, where folks, too, seem to suffer from the modern-day problem I call “Worst-first thinking.” What I mean is: When an adult and a child interact, onlookers often assume the worst, first. Like so — Lenore Dear Free-Range Kids: So, it was a training […]

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