What if Men Were on a Time Crunch?
One of the main reason women are not allowed to go out at late hours are men. Unfortunately, males make it unsafe for females to move around safely.
Imagine what would happen if men had curfew? Can you imagine going out after 9 and not seeing a single man on the face of the earth? Sounds something straight of a fairy tale, right? No cat calling, no fear of being harassed, not being watched like a hawk or anything that makes one uncomfortable. As if keeping the outside world off limits for men shall make it a perfectly secure place for women.
Activist Danielle Muscato addressed her Twitter followers with a simple question for women: “What would you do if all men had a 9 p.m. curfew?”
Ladies, a question for you:
"What would you do if all men had a 9pm curfew?"
— Danielle Muscato (@DanielleMuscato) September 25, 2018
The answers were simple and heart breaking at the same time. Women did not say something out of the ordinary but they pointed out things which are so usual to do but thanks to few humans it has become a hazard to even take a stroll down the park.
If even now men don’t realize how privileged they’re then it is a shame.
I know so many have already said it, but: I'd take evening walks.
I'd take the mace off my keys permanently.
I'd also stay out long enough to ring in the New Year for once, I'd even go out on Halloween! Oh, I'm actually getting emotional about this now, too.
— Planetary Gwyntergalactic CALL YR SEN:202.224.3121 (@Gw1Valentine) September 25, 2018
How hard are even simple things.
I’d go for a walk in the dark without leaping out of my skin at little noises. Just thinking about going somewhere alone without anxiety seems like a dream. Is this how guys feel all the time?
— Emma Smart (@IMEmmaSmart) September 25, 2018
Just a walk late at night without the fear of being someone’s next victim.
Long, calm, solo nighttime walks. That would be amazing.
— Bronwyn Harris (@BronwynAnn) September 25, 2018
Because this does not only happen in the movies.
Right?! And to look away from the drink and know that no one slipped drugs in it!!!
— Cait (@caitRgateR) September 26, 2018
It surely is.
It really is…especially the fact that ~98% of the replies include the line "go take a walk." That right there is just heartbreaking.
— OR4Now (@Or4Now) September 25, 2018
If same questions were asked from women living in Pakistan surely few of the answers would have been.
Wear whatever they like and go wherever they please.
Girls night out!
Watch the late night show without any security concerns of getting back home.
Boys would be at home and the ladies of the house won’t be worried that when’ll the men get back home.
Because desi mothers and wives cannot stop worrying about their little big boys.