Assaulted for wearing a skirt

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rivegauche
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Assaulted for wearing a skirt

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No, this report is probably not what you were expecting. The victim was a woman!

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/worl ... 92318.html

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Indeed, this was discussed a little here.

To echo my sentiments in the other thread, I think this was an isolated incident. I can't imagine the world turning against women wearing skirts, even short ones.
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moonshadow wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:11 pm
To echo my sentiments in the other thread, I think this was an isolated incident. I can't imagine the world turning against women wearing skirts, even short ones.
Let's hope it was an isolated incident and that the perpetrators are brought to justice swiftly, both for the sake of the victim and also for society as a whole. We do not need random acts of violence, no matter how anyone tries to "justify" them.
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The pity is that actually, there are a lot of places where probably most women wouldn't dare to walk in skirt, alone or even with other women, because they're likely to be assaulted. That's also true for me, I often gets uncomfortable with certain groups or people I see around me for that reason, hence there are places I will probably never visit while being skirted. And that's even worse at the night because it can become dangerous in the main streets. I remember once I was walking in the night in one of the biggest streets of the city. I seen 3 men in the other side of the street, had a furtive look at them, they did see it and started to shout and threaten me, saying I have to leave immediately or they would attack me because it's their street not mine. Imagine if I would have been a woman...

Well, I know I'm speaking about Belgium and the attack did happen in France, but that's not that far... :(
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It doesn't matter where you are or when, skirted or not.
Some random event could give rise to an unexpected risk.
The point is that being aware of your surroundings and behave accordingly is the best way to avoid potentially bad situations.
After that, relax and enjoy the ride. Try not to let fear of imagined scenarios and outcomes govern your whole existence.
Be sensible and safe, just don't be stupid.
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The irony is that violent crime rates have been falling for decades, though we're not sure why. Paradoxically, people always think it's getting worse not better.

What is definitely true is that due to the Internet and worldwide visibility of news and social media people much more aware of the crime there is. The less common something is the more likely it is going to be in the news, and thus you're going to overestimate the incidence. It's interesting to think back to the 90's when you simply didn't know how much more crime there was.

That said, no need to go looking for trouble. Personally I'm more worried about getting swiped by a car on the way to work.
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