Into the Woods; Is it Safe for a Girl…

Type ‘is it safe for a girl to…’ into Google search and the top four suggestions are ‘walk alone at night’, ‘travel alone’, ‘be an Uber driver’ and ‘live alone.’ Type ‘is it safe for a guy to…’ and, to put it politely, all the suggestions are about sex. Replace ‘guy’ with ‘boy’ and there are no direct suggestions – the only one is ‘when is it safe for a boy to start lifting weights’. While this last question is clearly a problem of mass international concern, the experiment itself shows something interesting, and something that everyone pretty much knows; … Continue reading Into the Woods; Is it Safe for a Girl…