After recent comments from Newry PSNI that no one under 14 years of age should be allowed to wander Newry at night time an outraged father has it back.
Jim Barr an open-minded dad who identifies himself as “liberal” and “modern” has strongly condemned these statements from the police.
“These views are the type of regressive and patriarchal mentality we can only expect from the PSNI. We live in a modern society so of course 14-year-old girls who are not my daughter should be allowed for night outs.”
“Newry has come a long way from being a male dominant society, women here now have equal rights and we have modern values.
I say that every teenage girl who I do not know and is in no way related to me should go for a night out anytime they so wish to.”
We questioned Mr Barr about the safety of night time endeavours, he told Newry Spud:
“Parents should not worry about dangers of night life, they should trust that a 14-year-old girl has the capacity to make wise decisions, I therefore urge every parent who is not me to send their daughters out at night.”