A woman has made the bold claim that all men should abide by a 6 pm curfew in order to make women "feel safer"...
And quite predictably, it's triggered a very heated debate online.
Because the issue surrounding women's safety from men has been debated for many years now.
Millions of women all around the world face abuse and sexual harassment every single day...
And the scary thing is that its been normalized by so many different cultures.
Did you know that in the United Kingdom, ninety-seven percent of young women have been sexually harassed by men at some point in their lives?
A survey released by UN Women UK has found that this percentage of females aged between eighteen - twenty-four have suffered sexual harassment, as women report losing faith in the ability of authorities to effectively deal with the abuse that they receive.
This is not okay...
Even after all these years if I am out late at night on an isolated street & I hear a man’s footsteps behind me I automatically cross the road. It is the habit of a lifetime to try & keep safe. But it should not have to be like this #SarahEverard— Diane Abbott MP (@HackneyAbbott) March 11, 2021
And although the awareness surrounding domestic abuse and sexual harassment is now more prominent than ever, way too many women find themselves as victims of these horrendous crimes every single day.
The story of Sarah Everard is a tragic example of this.
Sarah, who is from London, went missing on March 3rd after walking home at night from a friend's house.
Human remains were found in Kent earlier today and it is strongly suspected that they belong to Sarah.
A serving Metropolitan Police officer has been arrested on suspicion of her kidnap and murder...
Feel so sick about yesterday’s news.— Amy Voce (@amyvoce) March 11, 2021
We’re all so used to that feeling. Instead of grabbing your keys or trying to fumble around dialing 999 make sure your phone is enabled for this
Just discovered it-had no idea #SarahEverard pic.twitter.com/gb6MtgdEED
And, quite predictably, people have been reeling over the fact that a member of the police force may be involved with this horrific crime - especially due to the fact that the officer is believed to have had no connection with Sarah in the past.
It just goes to show how you really can't trust anyone...
Any woman should be able to walk down the road, day or night, and expect to make it home alive. Sarah Everard did not make a ‘poor decision’. Her attacker did. There is no one else responsible but them #SarahEverard #StopVictimBlaming ❤️ pic.twitter.com/UHiQGKB4XO— Nicola Brown (@DrNikkiBrown) March 10, 2021
No matter what their profession may be.
Women have been rallying together online to share tips on how to stay safe when walking out in public or the streets alone...
And one woman has gone far enough to suggest that all men should stick to a strict curfew in order to allow women to "feel safe again."
Of course, her comments have ruffled quite a few feathers.
The woman behind the controversial comments is Baroness Jenny Jones, a member of the U.K's left-wing Green Party.
She was present during a debate in the House of Lords today and the subject of Sarah Everard's disappearance was brought into discussion.
While discussing domestic violence, Baroness Jones put forward her eye-opening solution.
"In the week that Sarah Everard was abducted and, we suppose, killed - because remains have been found in a woodland in Kent - I argue that, at the next opportunity for any Bill that is appropriate, I might put in an amendment to create a curfew for men on the streets after 6 pm."
Baroness Jones feels this would "lessen discrimination."
"I feel this would make women a lot safer, and discrimination of all kinds would be lessened," she explained.
You can listen to her full speech here:
Do you think her idea of a curfew is a good idea? Or do you think it's completely unfathomable to expect all men in the U.K to abide by a 6 pm curfew?
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