Would you leave your children with a male babysitter? This Melbourne mom won't let any men babysit her children -- and that includes her own father.
It's no secret that most sex offenders are males, but that said, most of us don't worry about leaving our children with a trusted grandfather, uncle, or family friend. As author Kasey Edwards explained in a recent editorial, however, her daughters have never been alone in the company of a man who is not their own dad.
Edwards wrote, "Children are at far greater risk from relatives, siblings, friends, and other known adults such as priests, teachers, and coaches. Dismissing this as a hysterical reaction of a misandrist is not only incorrect, it's also missing the point spectacularly. My husband and my decision is based on straightforward risk analysis: a cold, hard, unemotional reading of the statistical data."