I was listening to the radion this morning, discussing the issue of women’s safety.
A few things stuck with me, some will resonate with everyone, some with women only.
Simple things like just going for jog, walking to work, how uncomfortable women (and young girls) can be made to feel, let alone the worry of the more serious incidents that can occur.
There always used to be discussion about the fear of crime, and that is for me a huge issue amongst multiple groups in society now.
There is no easy fix, but one thing that was discussed was education in school about the implications of people’s actions, as well as some straight forward teaching what is unacceptable behaviour generally, how it makes people feel etc.
I grew in up West London, and actually always felt perpetually on guard there when walking back late, and when younger during the day also in some areas, but it’s not something I have felt since moving here.