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(Brisbane Times)   Male flying alone and seated next to a minor? Why don't you have a seat right over there instead   (brisbanetimes.com.au) divider line 32
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2012-08-15 02:32:50 AM  
13 votes:
Qantas has defended its policy, saying it is consistent with that of other airlines around the world and reflects parents' concerns.

If the parents are so concerned why don't they just ACCOMPANY THEIR F*CKING CHILDREN???
2012-08-15 02:35:41 AM  
9 votes:
Safer to have them sit next to a male nurse than a female teacher.
2012-08-15 01:43:57 AM  
9 votes:
Let's just avoid this whole situation by shipping children in crates or cages.

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2012-08-15 02:43:13 AM  
7 votes:
You want to upgrade me to a better section (if possible)? Fine. Otherwise, F off. Move the kid.
2012-08-15 02:59:13 AM  
5 votes:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: SpikeStrip: i'd probably ask to be moved to another seat myself.

Seriously

/get that damned kid away from me


A while back, here on Fark, I remember somebody gave the BEST.ADVICE.EVAR for dealing with the situation of kids running up and down the aisles of the airplane: tell the flight attendant, very discretely, that every time that kid runs past you, it is technically a violation of your parole.

GENIUS!
2012-08-15 02:55:34 AM  
4 votes:
While these half-wits are stressing out over some stranger on a plane, good old Uncle Charlie has been ass-f**king that kid for years.
2012-08-15 02:48:48 AM  
4 votes:
Fark that. Make the kid move.

/good riddance, too
2012-08-15 02:39:34 AM  
4 votes:

austin_millbarge: As much as some of these parents are batshiat paranoid about OMG MOLESTERZ I want to be nowhere near a kid out of fear of being locked up BECUZ YOU BREATHED ON HIM DURP!!!

/also, don't ask me to save your kid if he's in trouble
//little johnny is going to drown before i lay a hand on him


Just because the world is shiat doesn't mean we are not men any more.
2012-08-15 12:44:43 AM  
4 votes:
i'd probably ask to be moved to another seat myself.
2012-08-15 05:38:59 AM  
3 votes:

DarklyDreamingLiberation: I get that he is an angry nurse (they're all angry and for good reason; I have nothing but respect for nurses) and would not hurt a child, but to expect that the whole policy be scrapped is being a whiny c*nt about a tactless flight attendant.

Parents feel safer taking their chances having their kids sit next to stange women than strange men. Period. I ride the bus and T every day and see it all the time. Even with teachers banging their way thru middle schools, being a damn nurse he should still know that FACT; it's definitely mentioned in psych class. Though not all parents are as fortunate to have a male nurse to be sitting next to their kid if god forbid something happen. But come on guy, how are they supposed to know that?

That flight attendant SHOULD have thanked him, too. As well as apologize to all three of them for moving the both of them and probably embarrassing the little girl in the process. If this is standard policy, then it should be part of the damn safety speech. "And to close, as per policy, if you are a single male sitting next to an unaccompanied minor, please switch with the nearest female willing to move seats." A simple sentence, and many a PR situations and possible lawsuits avoided. YOUR WELCOME.

Hopefully all the passengers of that flight can read this article so he can be vindicated of his shame !


I don't think you actually understood what happened. He was more or less publicly accused of pedophilia. If he chose to not comply with the stewardess, he would probably have been taken off of the flight by air marshals. That's insulting. It's degrading. Its not about a tactless flight attendant, because nothing they say makes the situation any better. Changing the words doesn't make being accused of pedophilia sound nicer. This getting through to you?

Parents feel yadda yadda yadda. They didn't hire a chaperone, or buy the seats on both sides of the girl. He bought that seat.

And who was it who volunteered every potential woman to be an unpaid babysitter for any random kid? Shouldn't women you know, resent this? Maybe a little?

And no. The policy should be changed. Its insulting to insinuate that every single guy out there is a potential pedo. You can't get away with saying that.
2012-08-15 12:53:58 AM  
3 votes:

SpikeStrip: i'd probably ask to be moved to another seat myself.


Seriously

/get that damned kid away from me
//and bring me another drink
2012-08-15 02:44:54 AM  
2 votes:
It is sad when I can no longer tell a serious news story from a Onion article without looking at the URL.



/as the great one once said "I Don't Want to Live on this Planet Anymore"
xcv
2012-08-15 02:43:27 AM  
2 votes:
"Male flying alone and seated next to a minor?"

So any woman flying with her husband or boyfriend should be financially compensated by Qantas for keeping the potential child-molester under control for the duration of the flight.
2012-08-15 02:33:25 AM  
2 votes:
Obviously the parents weren't concerned about sending the child on a flight by herself. I guess we went from helicopter parents to making airplane parents?
2012-08-15 02:43:20 PM  
1 votes:
My girlfriend and I went out to a restaurant last night, and some of the other diners started calling me a "pedo" and a "cradle snatcher," all because I'm a 52-year-old man with a 21-year-old girlfriend. It totally ruined our 10th anniversary.
hej [TotalFark]
2012-08-15 02:10:02 PM  
1 votes:

Ebbelwoi: Half the country boycotts some chicken joint cause the founder gives a teensy part of the profits to anti-gay Baptists but straight-forward, in your face anti-male bigotry and no one is boycotting anything?


Which country is "the country"?
2012-08-15 07:46:40 AM  
1 votes:
God bless the stupid anglo-frocking world.

Come to South America. Here it is routine for fathers, brothers, uncles.. to carry and care for, travel with, kiss the children of their families and everyone just thinks it is adorable and lovely. Of course *ssholes with mental defects and who need castration/ whatever equivalent for women plus lobotomies exist everywhere and everywhere they exist, molestation occurs, but here it is not a given.

The other day, I saw a father lift his daughter and kiss her belly happily and the child squealed in delight. People would think any other behaviour here is abnormal.

I just hope that the utterly stupid behaviour of USA/ Canada/ Australia/UK and Ireland, New Zealand and wherever else this sort of hysteria exists does not infect the rest of the sane world.
2012-08-15 07:30:27 AM  
1 votes:
The clustergrope over child safety is reaching a fevered pitch. Yesterday evening, the entirety of our High School Band Boosters who *might* see a child were summoned to a special meeting, where we were addressed by the principal. He read us a required statement, whereby we are now required to report *all* cases of suspected child abuse to authorities within 24 hours. Then, we all had to fill out and have notarized, signed forms indicating our awareness of said requirements. Any reports will be kept strictly anonymous, and will result upon THE SYSTEM coming down upon the suspect with both iron boots and a microscope. So now, not only are all our school employees co-opted into becoming volunteer DFACS agents by law, we are as well. And the suspect doesn't get the right to face their accuser, in direct violation of the constitutional rights.

Incremental Communism, whereby everybody becomes government agents, one small step at a time. And all in the name of a billion special interests.

Interestingly, they never defined "child abuse".
2012-08-15 06:48:39 AM  
1 votes:
Why not just make sure unaccompanied children are seated on the aisle? No passengers are needlessly embarassed and probably noone's going to do anything with the kid in such full view. Also, easier for the stewardess to check on every 10 minutes. Usually a couple stewardesses, not too much of a hassle to ask one to walk down the aisle every 10 minutes. Oh, and women can be molestors too.
2012-08-15 04:17:56 AM  
1 votes:
Gee, being asked to sit in a different airplane seat is pretty severe I hope the guy gets treatment for his PTSD. If he works with cancer patients, he can now tell them what REAL suffering is like.
2012-08-15 04:15:31 AM  
1 votes:
And biatches wonder why their men would rather play X-Box than listen to their shiat these days.
2012-08-15 03:42:41 AM  
1 votes:

Pribar: darkmayo: I had a flight when I was around 30 and there was an unaccompanied child next to me, kid was about 10 or 11 I think.

Normally I just pop in the ear buds and watch the TV or play DS but this kid was practising card tricks and he was doing sleight of hand tricks. It was totally awesome, as the kid was pretty good.

/CSB

(threadjack)
when I was on the old Iwo Jima there was this navy bosun who would walk up while we were playing cards, ask if it was a full deck and if we would say yes he would hand one of us a sealed envelope and have that person shuffle and cut the deck and flip the cut up to show the bottom card, then he would have that person open the envelope and in it would be a piece of paper with the fricken card he had just cut to written on it, he did this every few days choosing different people and decks each time and was never wrong, I have not met anyone till this day who can tell me how the SoB did it
(/threadjack)



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2012-08-15 03:42:35 AM  
1 votes:

FirstNationalBastard: Captain_Ballbeard: austin_millbarge: As much as some of these parents are batshiat paranoid about OMG MOLESTERZ I want to be nowhere near a kid out of fear of being locked up BECUZ YOU BREATHED ON HIM DURP!!!

/also, don't ask me to save your kid if he's in trouble
//little johnny is going to drown before i lay a hand on him

Just because the world is shiat doesn't mean we are not men any more.

What does that have to do with "being a man"?

It's a strict cost analysis... does this brat I don't even know mean more to me than my life? And I don't just mean dying, because that would be easy, I mean being presumed guilty, tossed in jail, and treated like subhuman scum for the rest of my natural life just because men have become the reliable old bogeyman used by the media to scare people for ratings?

The answer is no, someone else's kid isn't worth losing everything over. And if you think otherwise, you're not a "man", you're an idiot.


Well, it *is* true. Real men jump at shadows and cower from the mere possibility of low-probability occurrences. That's what real men do.
2012-08-15 03:26:26 AM  
1 votes:

DarklyDreamingLiberation: Parents feel safer taking their chances having their kids sit next to stange women than strange men. Period


What if parents feel safer if their children aren't seated next to a black person? Is that okay too?
2012-08-15 03:14:41 AM  
1 votes:

JesseL: Safer to have them sit next to a male nurse than a female teacher.


You jest, but it does demonstrate the stupidity of this "OMG a man!" thing. We have plenty of evidence that women have sex with minors too just in the news (never mind if you actually dig up court cases). However for some reason there's still this idea that men are all dangerous with children and women are perfectly safe.

People need to just STFU, chill out, and look up some damn statistics. Are there people out there that molest random children? Yes, but not many. Most sexual abuse takes place by someone the kid knows, family most often, but also friends of the family, teachers, etc. Very rare is it some random dude.

And on a plane? Are you farking kidding me? The most public of all public venues?

This stuff is just reaching retarded levels.
2012-08-15 03:03:18 AM  
1 votes:
Gotta love the mindset that only males are pedophiles and females could never become a pedophile.

12 years ago I flew from Dallas to Denmark. Before we left a member of the flight crew asked me to change seats. I asked "Why?" because I was curious. He said "If you do, I'll get you something for your troubles." I said "Okay." I was flying alone so what did it matter? He handed me a bottle of champagine. That was awesome.

If I'm ever seated next to an unaccompanied minor, it's going to take a bit to get me to change seats. Not because I'm a pedo. But because if I change seats, I risk the public embarassment that this guy went through, and if I do sit next to an unaccompanied minor for the entire freakin flight and don't cause shiat, then I could be the example pointed to as "All males aren't horny pedos looking for unaccompanied minors on airlines to molest as soon as the lights go low."
2012-08-15 02:59:33 AM  
1 votes:
I wouldn't mind this - if it weren't a retarded law.

The majority of child molesters are family friends.
The majority of child molesters are female.

It's like racial profiling. I'm *okay* with it, but good god, if you are going to do it - do it factually.
2012-08-15 02:59:10 AM  
1 votes:
You know, after "To Catch a Predator", I might be glad the child was moved too.
2012-08-15 02:56:43 AM  
1 votes:
I'm getting sick of this social stigma that seems to be infecting the country simply because I have a penis.

/was she hot?
2012-08-15 02:48:24 AM  
1 votes:
Solution:

Link
2012-08-15 02:39:44 AM  
1 votes:
I had a flight when I was around 30 and there was an unaccompanied child next to me, kid was about 10 or 11 I think.

Normally I just pop in the ear buds and watch the TV or play DS but this kid was practising card tricks and he was doing sleight of hand tricks. It was totally awesome, as the kid was pretty good.

/CSB
2012-08-15 02:38:01 AM  
1 votes:
As much as some of these parents are batshiat paranoid about OMG MOLESTERZ I want to be nowhere near a kid out of fear of being locked up BECUZ YOU BREATHED ON HIM DURP!!!

/also, don't ask me to save your kid if he's in trouble
//little johnny is going to drown before i lay a hand on him
 
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