We both want our roads to be safe places for cyclists of all genders and ages. We both don't want to see children hurt. But we do differ in our approaches.
brumby33 wrote:Where in my posts did I have a view or attitude that was detrimental to the safety of all cyclists....all I did originally is question why a 13 year old girl was out riding her bike in the dark or as it's getting dark as the case may be in Melbourne
You answered your own question. Discouraging cycling at a young age, or even a not so young age of 13 is detrimental to the safety of all cyclists. Young cyclists grow up to being more cycling aware cyclists and drivers.
The fact that you question it suggests that young cyclists shouldn't be riding at dusk. But really, why question it at all? Children riding at dusk used to not be abnormal in Australia, it still isn't in some areas. It is entirely normal across many parts of the world.