Every time I read another article about tips for solo female travelers, I get a warm feeling inside. I know that our friends, sisters, mothers and partners have a new source of information. It’s easy to think that women’s safety is their problem. It isn’t. We, men, have to be as engaged as they are to tackle this issue.
It’s sad to know that no matter how prepared women are, there are always miserable bastards preying on them. These monsters keep waiting for the right moment when a woman feels safe and lets her guard down to attack ― and ruin yet another life.
And don’t be fooled thinking it’s only one life that’s ruined, these attacks hurt everybody. Imagine how you’d feel if someone you hold dear was assaulted? For every new case, there are more women shying away, not willing to take risks, afraid for their safety.
So how exactly can we help? What can we do in order to create an environment where women can travel freely without being targets?
A lot! Let me give you a couple of ideas: