One of the many reasons I proudly call myself a feminist is because, clearly, there is still so much work to be done in the fight for equality. Gendered violence is still a thing in a “progressive” society like Britain and it shouldn’t be anywhere. We have learned that we must equip young girls to be vigilant because they WILL experience awful things at the hands of men and this is just a known fact of life.
80% of women of all ages have experienced sexual harassment in public spaces. On average, every 3 days, a woman is killed by a man in the UK. 62% of those women are killed by current/former partners.
What the fuck?
If you’ve got ovaries, it’s not safe on the streets, but it’s equally not safe in your home either. This is the fundamental message. This is the reason why we need legislative and cultural change.
R.I.P Amy-Lianne Stringfellow, Sarah Everard and all the other women who weren’t given the platform of main headlines
For more statistics, visit the Femicide census site.