These are comments by 24KAuGuy and John Anderson on the post “Teen Boy Shoots Intruder, Female Perpetrator Escapes“.
“We all have to talk to our children early and often and let them know that, although most people of either gender are kind and would do them no harm, there are a small number of either gender who would do harm to others. Teach them that women aren’t inherently more trustworthy nor are men inherently less trustworthy. Caution is advisable no matter what gender the stranger is.”
John Anderson added:
“When I was younger I was taught about stranger danger, but if you were to ask me what he looked like, I couldn’t tell you. I remember the image of McRuff the crime dog. As a child I just never associated stranger danger with a gender. My mom would say don’t open the door for anyone. I just assumed anyone also included women. I think as long as you don’t gender it, they won’t gender it.”
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