posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 06:10 PM
Great to hear Iam not alone on this subject...any ATS ladies got a comment on this topic?.
It is a shame that we live in a society that one has to always assume the worst. In reality pedophiles are not as predominant as most would think....
but as a mother, you would hate to have your child suffer at the hands of one because you didn't watch closely enough, second guessed your judgement,
etc. That's really what it boils down to I think.
I didn't really like ANYBODY.... male or female interacting (overly) with my child. I do understand the "cuteness factor" and some can not resist,
but when one gets to where they want to physically touch your child, pick them up, etc. that is too far for anybody to go with a stranger's child
I don't think it is strange when men want to be teachers, and some of my daughter's favorite teachers so far have all been male.
In the end the fear of what is out there is what drives parents to assume there is a pedophile around every corner. Illogical or not, that's one hell
of a slip up to have if you do let down your guard and it happens to your child. Most don't even look at you like YOU are a pedophile yourself....
they have just set the guard up and do not let it down for anything (most parents).
I would not take it personally. If you had a child, you would want to protect them from something so ugly and disgusting too. Some may be over
protective, some may not be protective at all... there should be a middle ground in there somewhere.
As far as looking and smiling, maybe saying a hi? I don't see a problem with it. Again some do. You never know if they have a right to that extreme
fear or not. You can only do you and back off if there is a problem with it.
You are not strange though. Lots of men do love children as much as some women do.