Remember the other night when I was talking about the difference between privilege and right? Well it would seem that The Fates have dropped the perfect example of a right into my lap.
What we have here is a man who was out in a public play area for children with his three children. As most parents do he decides he wants a momento of their happiness and begins taking pictures. Well it would seem that the woman operating an inflatable slide had seen way to many episodes of NBC Dateline: To Catch a Predator. Instead of calmly questioning the dad's motives for taking pictures (which would have still been way out of line) she just assumes the worst possible motives for taking photos and soon others started to gather around demanding to know what he is doing. Some even went so far as to accuse him of taking pictures to put up on the internet.
Okay you know how women say that they should be able to walk alone at night without fear of being attacked (and they most certainly should)? This is the same thing. I'll bet this man was just as angry over the fact that he can't be in close contact with children without getting Dateline called on him as the countless women out there that are upset over the fact that they have to be extra careful when alone. When is the last time you heard about a woman getting harassed like this when she was taking pictures of her kids playing?
This right here is a prime example of men being denied a right. The ability to come in close contact with their children without being labeled a pervert is not an unfair advantage that some people have. Everyone should have the right to come near their children and take pictures of them without having to face the humiliation of being called a child molester in public.