The Daily Mail broke the story (link) that "British Airways has been accused of treating all men passengers as potential sex offenders after it was revealed it has banned children from sitting next to male strangers - even if their parents are on the same flight.
The bizarre regulation came to light when a nine-year-old girl was moved from her seat next to a 76-year-old passenger and his wife on a flight from Malaga to London."
If the Terminal 5 debacle was not enough for people to not use BA, this is another reason not to use them.
This form of male sexual discrimination is not new in the all-men-are-potential-paedophiles culture endemic in the UK
- Butlins who have policies of not allowing fathers with their children in their indoor play areas.
- The Science Museum has policies on it sleepover events which bans fathers from looking after groups unless they are with mothers/women*. This is certainly the case with all girl groups (that is, a father is not allowed to be in charge of his daughter and her friends) and for all boy group there has to be a motet/female in attendance as well.
Are there any other companies that operate blatantly anti-male/anti-father polices that treat all men as potential paedophiles. If so, please let the site know.
*- For an all girl group you will need 1 female adult for every 5-6 children
- For an all boy group you will need 1 female or 1 male adult for every 5-6
- For a mixed sex group you will need 2 female adults or 1 female and 1 male
adult for every 5-9 children