Re: "Gawkers" at cohousing communities (FWD)
From: Gary Shea (
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 95 23:48 CST
Fred H Olson WB0YQM writes:
>is the author of this message but
>due to a listserv problem it was posted by the COHOUSING-L sysop.
>Susan Pintus wrote...
>> I certainly understand your exasperation with the "gawkers", and was 
>> surprised that no one before you mentioned the issue of children's 
>> safety.  I think, though, that those of us who are working on Cohousing 
>> projects but don't live in one yet may not have thought about issues such
>> as this one...
David G. Adams (Cornerstone Cohousing DADAMS [at] WORLD.STD.COM) writes...
>The majority of child molestation involves adults known to the child, unless 
>I'm mistaken.  It's popular to fear strangers, but your neighbors (I would 
>assume even cohousing neighbors) are statisticly the biggest danger.  But 
>this is really not a cohousing topic.

It is a bit off topic, but since cohousers seem to be a bit more
socially aware than most, and curious too, I'd like to point out
that the vast majority of child molestations are perpetrated by family
members -- as Pogo said, "We have met the enemy and he is us".


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