I’d like to think I’m on the decent side of the male spectrum, I like to think I’m compassionate and would intervene if I saw a woman being harassed in the street.
That being said:
Should women be allowed to walk alone at night in perfect safety? Absolutely, no question.
Should I be able to leave my front door open with being burgled? Yes
Should I be able to leave my car unlocked and not have it stolen? Yes
Can I do either of those things? No, unfortunately the reality of life is that I can’t.
The truth of the matter is that a lot of these utopia type societies that people wish we lived in are incompatible with human nature. There are always going to be arseholes, there are always going to be pricks who want what others have got without working for them, there are always going to people who think they are entitled to have which ever woman takes their fancy. And yes it’s very wrong that there are people with that mentality. But do I think we can eradicate it? Unlikely.
My mum is a 61yr old secondary school teacher who has recently had an official complaint against her from a teacher after she said to one of the 14yr olds in her class that if she wears skimpy tops with push up bras and short skirts then chances are men are going to look at her.
I have 4 separate security items fitted to my Land Rover to try and lower the risk of it getting nicked because that’s what the police are advising Defender owners to do because “they’re very stealable”. After my bike was stolen off my drive, not only did it take 3 days for PC Plod to actually bother to come round, but one of the first questions was “did you have a chain on it?”. As it happens I hadn’t, and I could almost hear said officer’s eyes rolling.