Re: Man alone in Dulwich park playground
Posted by jimlad48
January 30, 10:18AM
I am depressed at the attitude that single male = problem.
I’m a childless male and occasionally meet my friends and their children, or my godchildren at the park. If I arrive early and have to wait a few minutes for them on my own, does that make me suspicious?
I have friends who are stay at home Dads. If they go to the park and their kid runs off, while they wait for them, does that make them suspicious?
I know people with learning challenges who are lovely people but may happily stand by the park minding their own business. Are they suspicious too?
What makes me so cross here is that we assume single male = paedophile. We’d never say the same about a single woman, and I am 100% certain that a woman standing on their own in the park wouldn’t have aroused any suspicions or threads on EDF at all.
You may not like the fact that he was there, but if he wasn’t breaking the law, and you weren’t prepared to call Police/Council or even appropriately challenge him, then that should have been a steer to not raise it here. People have committed suicide over false paedophile claims, and yet here you are describing someone who has, on the surface, done nothing wrong and where no evidence exists of wrongdoing, and effectively slandered them.