Debate and safety concerns for women in UK after Sarah Everard murder
Two suspects were arrested on Wednesday. A 48-year-old man, who works as a police officer in the British capital, is detained on suspicion of murder and kidnapping. A woman in her thirties is suspected of complicity.
What happened to Sarah Everard has hit home hard for so many women because we make the calculations she did every day too. We take the longer, better-lit route, push the fear aside for the voice that says u2018don’t be daft, you’ve every right to walk home alone at night and be safeu2019
What happened to Sarah Everard has hit home hard for so many women because we make the calculations she did every day too. We take the longer, better-lit route, push the fear aside for the voice that says ‘don’t be daft, you’ve every right to walk home alone at night and be safe’
Wake and minute of silence for Everard
Thousands of women want to hold a vigil on Saturday in the park that Everard walked through just before her disappearance. During this meeting they want to keep a minute of silence for Everard and other women who have been killed by violence.
According to the organization, the meeting was initially allowed by the police, but they later stated that the vigil violates the corona rules and could lead to heavy fines. The organizers are trying to challenge the decision in court on Friday. In a short time, 37,000 pounds (43,000 euros) euros was collected for the legal costs.
#notallmen is wrong
Not only women share their experiences and speak up via social media: under the hashtag #notallmen, men tweet that not all of them are guilty of violence against women. This went wrong for many women, because it is perceived as misplaced.
“If you’re tempted to write #notallmen, let us know what a great job you are doing. The campaigns you started, the talks you give in schools, the weekly meetings to discuss male violence. Now it sounds like you want a prize for never raping someone in a park, “tweeted comedian Tessa Coates.