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There are so many things I could say in response to this post – it’s brilliant. But a weariness sets into my heart that things are still this way for women. The older I get, the less safe I feel. I can’t even begin to bullet point the number of times I felt threatened. And WAS threatened. Most of those times seemed to be when I was younger (teens and twenties). I assume that’s because young women are perceived to be more vulnerable – and ARE in a sense, because they don’t have the weight of life experiences behind them. As I get older the confidence to call these behaviours out gets more developed, and I don’t give a fuck who is listening. But none of that guarantees my safety either, and that’s the world we have to navigate on a daily basis. It’s shit.