Finally, to round out the week, a big brouhaha broke out on my neighborhood’s parent’s Listserv. A number of men playing chess on the stone chess tables inside one of our local playgrounds were given citations by the police. The reasoning? No adults allowed in a children’s playground without a child. (That’s the rule in all city playgrounds.)It is a sad day when it is a crime for a man to play chess in a public park.
Friday, December 03, 2010
Seeing All Men as Predators
That is the subject of a NY Times column on moms who refuse to hire male babysitters. Some related stories include this: