Women, Vulnerability, Rational Precautions And The Men Who Refuse To Believe

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[Content note: gendered violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment] Highly Recommended Reading: They Have To See It With Their Own Eyes: Men and Violence Against Women by Miri, Professional Fun-Ruiner Miri’s post quotes from a post by Madeleine Davies on Jezebel that relates a history of her male roommate’s vociferous disapproval of her personal safety precautions, where he called Davies ‘cowardly and weak’ for taking a taxi home from work late at night rather than taking the short walk, and how he only years later conceded that she had had a rational reason to feel unsafe once he had directly witnessed (and intervened on behalf of) a woman being assaulted in a lonely area late at night. Miri adds some observations and analysis then goes on to draw some conclusions: That it was not enough for Davies’ college roommate to know that their classmate had

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