It is shameful how women around the globe feel unsafe. Rather than addressing the core problem, many people have suggested bizarre solutions. To feel protected and safe, women are being told to carry pepper spray to cover their body properly or to just stay at home at night.
Many times, whenever there is a rape incident in news, politicians and personalities come forward and blame the victim for being out of home at late hours. Rather than taking up the responsibility of making women feel safe, we blame them for their own safety.
We ask them to confine themselves in their homes if they don’t want to put themselves in any danger. But recently a civil right activist, Danielle Muscato, posted a utopian scenario to women.
The replies that came out are heart-breaking as they show how we, women, are deprived of the simplest of things just because we feel under constant threat when we step out of our homes. This thread is a reflection of the scary reality of how women are under constant threat of being followed home or their drinks being spiked. Honestly, there are many of us, who for the sake of our safety, do actually confine ourselves in our home.
I’d go for a walk in the dark without leaping out of my skin at little noises. Just thinking about going somewhere alone without anxiety seems like a dream. Is this how guys feel all the time?
As long as everything else stays open past 9…go live my best life!
Go to the grocery store Go for a walk in the park Drive out to where the light pollution ends & look at the stars Go to bars & take a ride share home while drunk Go outside & forget my phone at home & not worry
1. save $ because i can walk from the bus/metro stop instead of taking lyft 2. take long walks 3. not carry my keys in my fist like a weapon 4. not cross the street at every shadow 5. go dancing w/o worrying about being felt up or roofied 6. wear whatever I wanted
Things I would do if all men had a 9pm curfew : Go on a long walk Feel safe enough to fill up on gas Drive to my favorite ice cream place Go to a park and look at stars Sit outside and drink a beer Grab whatever I forgot in my car Go to a movie
What would YOU do?
— Joanie Brosas on OnlyFans #BLACKLIVESMATTER (@JoanieBrosas) October 3, 2018
It’s a situation so liberating that my mind goes blank with the endless possibilities rushing into it.
I love taking pictures at night, so would go out on a spree with my camera and then lie down to stargaze when I get tired. Experiencing complete fearlessness for the 1st time.
Danielle suggested men listen to the replies so that they can understand the plight of women.
And, thankfully, some men actually did.
This is an incredible thread, but very gutting 2 read. It should & does make me; as a male feel extremely guilty (Just 4 being male). Dudes, this should horrify u that your behaviour impacts this severely on women & girls basic human rights 2 feel safe! Guys, read this thread!
— Paul ????#OneMoreLight #HeForShe #BlackLivesMatter (@PaulMoseley1874) October 4, 2018
Wow… this is immense, humbling even. Every man should read this thread.
Gender privilege is clearly a huge problem, and has been like forever.
— ⓘ This name is disputed by official sources (@therealBennoooo) October 2, 2018
This viral post is just a way to start the conversation about how women around the globe are struggling in the public sphere for their safety. We are extremely happy for this thread as it gives a real opportunity to many to acknowledge the women’s struggles across the globe about safety!