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Why does it have to be this way?

March 13, 2021 10:00 AM
By Ellen Nicholson
It's an awful thing to talk here about the death of Sarah Everard, pretty much every woman I've spoken to recently and through the years has experienced casual sexism, harassment and at times worried about their personal safety. The Guardian columnist Marina Hyde experienced it just yesterday and wrote about it in today's column.
it shouldn't be this way, where half the population experience this type of behaviour, where they walk looking over their shoulder, with keys, rape alarms at the ready.
Al Garthwaite, an organiser of the UK's first Reclaim the Night marches, has said. in order to be good allies, men must talk to and challenge other men about women's safety,
"Being an ally means standing up and saying: anything that deters women from going out and feeling safe is unacceptable," Garthwaite said. "We want male allies to talk to other men and help them understand. That's the most important thing men can do."
Four decades after she first marched on the streets of Leeds to stand up for a woman's right to walk alone at night without fear, another is due to be held for Sarah Everard, who never made it home.