There is universal acceptance that women are constantly under threat of attack. It is in the air we breathe. Don’t go there, don’t do this, don’t wear that, remember I’m only telling you this because it’s common sense. We live our lives exposed, vulnerable and never able to forget it.

Gloss Watch just posted an amazing breakdown of why being female means not only vulnerability, but exposure, and constant blame – for being a woman, for being perceived as weak, for simply taking up space. Instead of addressing the larger problem, we are taught to cover up, to shut up, and to now take selfies just to make sure we arent harassed or attacked on our way home. Safety should not be a privilege.


2 thoughts on “#homesafeselfie

  1. completely agree. prevention strategies should not be up to the potential victim. we need to teach “don’t rape,” not “don’t get raped.” the #homesafeselfie would be unnecessary if we actually approached the root of the problem, i.e. rape culture and everyday sexism, and tried to shift these attitudes and behaviours instead of wasting energy on these bandaid solutions


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