Once in a while Abby chooses a letter for her column that addresses issues general society doesn't care to discuss...and I hope it opens some dialogue. A man writes in about attending his local gym. He sometimes cannot avoid weekends when there appears to be many single dads bringing their kids along with them. While there is a "Family Locker Room," apparently very few choose to use it, preferring to take their kids into the regular ones.
Neither he nor Abby proffered an opinion as to why. My guess: The adults are too shy to change in front of one another. I mean, God forbid, a woman other than his wife or girlfriend see his unwrapped package. For the woman's part, they are most likely afraid to be seen naked by all those single dads; afraid some guy might get a boner.
The writer states, on a recent weekend, he walked in to the men's locker room to find a man and his young daughter completely naked. He asks Abby if this is some new trend, does he really have to put up with this.
Abby suggested he avoid the gym on weekends, or perhaps speak to the management. The less of a deal we make over our naked bodies, the better; we (as a society) must get past the idea that a naked man is lewd, dirty, and not to be tolerated
You know I would stay and just go about my business.
I've walked into men's rooms to piss and men have had their daughters in there with them. With a bank of urinals, men who followed me in halted for a second and went to a stall.
I went to a urinal.
If a dude doesn't have an issue with his daughter seeing a cock, then I certainly don't.
So, guys, you walk into the locker room, and some guy has his daughter with him:
What would you do?
Stay and change as usual, because it's no big deal?
Stay to change, but do your best to hide yourself?