My Letter to the Editor, Sunday's Los Angeles Times

In defense of male travelers
Regarding "High Alert When Children Fly Solo" by Catharine Hamm, Nov. 25: 

So no one wrote in, horrified like me, that the mom of a minor wanted to request that her daughter not sit next to a man?
What a paranoid "every male is a pervert" society.
I was recently in the San Francisco airport when a small child, about 4 years old, ran through the terminal crying, "Mommy, mommy, mommy."
In her confusion, she ran up to a man entering the restroom. I was getting to her, as were other airport workers, when the man stooped down and comforted her. He redirected her and went to great lengths to get her settled and connected to Mommy. It was a wonderful yet reasonable thing to see.
Christina Neumeyer
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist