10 Things Women Avoid Doing Because We Fear For Our Safety

1. Get drunk

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Because you never know if someone might try to assault you when you’re under the influence.

2. Move into certain neighbourhoods or live on certain blocks

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Because the harassment is too severe

3. Travel solo

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Because there are certain places where it’s just not safe to be a woman travelling alone.

4. Walk alone at night

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Because we fear attackers.

5. Wear flimsy clothing when we’re out walking by ourselves

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Because harassers see it as an invitation to bother us.

6. Wear loud or outrageous clothing, either

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Because that’ll invite comment from strange men too.

7. Wear a ponytail

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Because it will make it easier for an attacker to grab our hair

8. Engage in small talk with a man

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Because he may interpret it as an invitation to come on to us in a lecherous way.

9. Let the cab driver/our date drop us off directly in front our buildings

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Because we don’t want random guys to know where we live.

10. Ride our bikes late at night

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Because we don’t want to deal with the harassment.