This is something that's been getting on my nerves lately: the ridiculous fear of women getting attacked.
I rarely drive anywhere and so I end up walking alone in the dark quite frequently, in the morning on my way to work it is dark and its dark when I leave at night. It's dark when I run in the morning, hell, it's dark most of the time because it's WINTER.
But this is apparently quite irresponsible, so much so that everyone and their dog must offer me a ride home, lecture me on personal safety moan and groan about the bad men hiding in the bushes and tell me I'm CRAZY for stepping outside unchaperoned.
A short while ago I was on my way to work, waiting for the light to change at an intersection downtown, and a woman standing next to me says "Oh my, all these men....It's just not safe to be a woman alone!!!" WHAT???? I looked around me and there were some city workers across the street and a few guys here and there going about there business getting coffee and getting to work. Yes, very scary indeed. That dude with the briefcase is clearly about to attack.
A couple of weeks ago a co-worker was discussing his wife getting a job offer downtown. She declined the job because it required her to be downtown between 6 and 7 am and she felt it just wasn't safe. WTF??? He agreed with her and felt this was a fine reason for her to turn down a good paying job and stay on the fucking couch. Another co-worker (woman) also agreed and said she wouldn't do that either.
Am I crazy??? Is this not over the top ridiculous?