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    Re: Businessman sues BA 'for treating men like perverts'

    Some of us actually are perverts.
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    Re: Businessman sues BA 'for treating men like perverts'

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    Businessman Mirko Fischer sues British Airwars 'for treating men like perverts' | Mail Online

    This is totally over the top. British Airways forbids any male to sit next to a child who is either unaccompanied or in a different aisle than their parent. The British have caved into full-blown paranoia.
    Not only is it over the top, but it is ridiculous. The man was not able to sit next to his pregnant wife in a seat he had booked. The 12 year old boy should have been relocated if the cabin crew considered him to be in danger of being molested (a ridiculous assumption under the circumstances).

    I hope British Airways are successfully sued for a million pounds each time they do something as stupid as this. But it is not only in Britain that this sort of paranoia is rife. My aunt in Australia has a close friend who is a primary school teacher. This lady is not allowed to comfort any small boy who falls down in the playground, for fear of charges of touching the child inappropriately. Parents are not allowed to photograph their children in swimming carnivals (a common school age competition in Australia), and anyone waiting for their kids at a playground is viewed with suspicion. Two single men were recently asked to leave a botanical exhibition in a country village, because a party of school children were coming through.

    None of these measures are likely to save children from being molested, as statistics show the highest likelihood of molestation coming from family members, close relatives, or people well known to the child.

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    Re: Businessman sues BA 'for treating men like perverts'

    I like the policy! I mean, who wants to be sat next to some random brat for hours on end, anyway?
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    Re: Businessman sues BA 'for treating men like perverts'

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    Do you mean the guy who took pictures of his kids playing in the bath and got busted for kiddie porn? I think that was a civilian.

    But yeah, God forbid I should see her naked. I must be some sorta prevert!!
    There's an army guy under court martial right now because his mother sent him pictures of his young niece. She was in a bathing suit, so you know it MUST have been kiddie porn. (couldn't have been because she was swimming at the time)

    Soldier's family says photos are not child porn - Galesburg, IL - The Register-Mail

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    Re: Businessman sues BA 'for treating men like perverts'

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    There's an army guy under court martial right now because his mother sent him pictures of his young niece. She was in a bathing suit, so you know it MUST have been kiddie porn. (couldn't have been because she was swimming at the time)

    Soldier's family says photos are not child porn - Galesburg, IL - The Register-Mail
    Ridiculous, yet typical.

    If it were up to me, I'd be court-martialing the guy who thinks a child in a swimsuit is kiddie porn. That guy is the one who is ****ed up.

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    Re: Businessman sues BA 'for treating men like perverts'

    That's ok until some arsehole sues for some imagined slight, then everyone goes into defensive mode.

    From the link, the family gave some of the batch of pics to the paper.



    That is one of them, and while it may be completely innocent, you can see where suspicions might have been raised. Frankly, posing her like a sexy bikini-clad model, sprawled across a car bonnet(hood) is maybe not the best choice to send in this day and age. What do the unpublished ones look like?
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    Re: Businessman sues BA 'for treating men like perverts'

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    That's ok until some arsehole sues for some imagined slight, then everyone goes into defensive mode.

    From the link, the family gave some of the batch of pics to the paper.



    That is one of them, and while it may be completely innocent, you can see where suspicions might have been raised. Frankly, posing her like a sexy bikini-clad model, sprawled across a car bonnet(hood) is maybe not the best choice to send in this day and age. What do the unpublished ones look like?
    WTF? It's a picture of his niece, taken by his mother - the girl's grandmother - laying on HIS car.

    Dear lord the 'save the children' bull**** just gets more insane by the day.

    No, I cannot see where suspicions might have been raised. I have pictures of my nieces and nephew completely nude, does that "raise suspicions"?

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    Re: Businessman sues BA 'for treating men like perverts'

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    That's ok until some arsehole sues for some imagined slight, then everyone goes into defensive mode.

    From the link, the family gave some of the batch of pics to the paper.



    That is one of them, and while it may be completely innocent, you can see where suspicions might have been raised. Frankly, posing her like a sexy bikini-clad model, sprawled across a car bonnet(hood) is maybe not the best choice to send in this day and age. What do the unpublished ones look like?
    Actually I think that is a really dumb photo, and totally inappropriate for a little girl. I'm not surprised there was comment about it.

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    Re: Businessman sues BA 'for treating men like perverts'

    Quote Originally Posted by Leo View Post
    Actually I think that is a really dumb photo, and totally inappropriate for a little girl. I'm not surprised there was comment about it.
    Dumb? Perhaps. Criminal? Hardly.

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    Re: Businessman sues BA 'for treating men like perverts'

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    Dumb? Perhaps. Criminal? Hardly.
    Depends upon the laws extant. There is a case to be made that the little girl was inappropriately sexualised by being dressed in a bikini (totally unnecessary for a prepubescent child) and posed as she was on the bonnet of a car. You or I would not view a small child in a sexual sense, but a paedophile may find that photo appealing. It is simply not appropriate.

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