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.
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.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist