My Virgin experience as a Paedophile! Â« THE RANT NATION Basically this guy was flying by himself and he was seated next to two unaccompanied boys. The flight attendent made him switch seats with a female passenger because the airline has a policy that only women can sit next to unaccompanied children. They explained that in the past there have been incidents with adults preying on unaccompanied kids and all the perpetrators were men. But this policy is discriminatory. It assumes that a person is a potential sexual predator simply because they are male, and it assumes that women are above suspicion. The idea that "all prior incidents involved X" doesn't justify racial or religious profiling at airport security, so it shouldn't justify this. To be fair, the airline's official policy is to have no one sit next to unaccompanied minors, but in the event of a full flight only women can sit next to them. Johnny McGirr, the guy who wrote the piece above, says that airlines should automatically leave empty seats next to the kids if that's their policy. His point is that any adult, male or female, is a potential predator. British Airways was sued in 2010 because of a similar incident, and now they place unaccompanied minors in their own section of the plane. TL;DR Is it fair for society to have different rules for men and women when they interact with children because men are viewed as more likely to be pedophiles?