Following the news today with the confirmation of the death of Sarah Everard and the subsequent tropes and memes and all the radio and social media coverage and the proposed vigil in Clapham…I had a thought. I was shocked but realised subconsciously in the 1980/90s this could have been me in attitude if not action.
I have never really considered a women’s viewpoint on this before in terms of how safe they feel on the street. I would always cross the road if walking behind a women going in the same directions as I has some awareness of this but that was about all.
I know my partner has experienced stuff like this since she was 14 and she is now 51.