Boundary Creek Times editorial – Sept. 5: Let’s talk

A look at the day in the life of our sisters, daughters, mothers and wives.

Time for a conversation guys.

Be assertive. At least act assertive. Head up, shoulders back—walk tall and confident.

You have to pay attention. Be alert and have your sixth sense turned on and tuned in.

Use your gut instinct and if something doesn’t feel right then get to a safe place.

You can’t let your guard down—you have to be aware of what is going on around you at all times.

Always keep looking around, keep listening and as soon as you feel something weird then try to get away.

Wherever you are or whatever you are doing – always have your escape routes picked out.

Consider self-defense training because if they do come after you then your best bet is to escape or fight if you can. Cause pain–go for the eyes or use your heel to stomp on the arch of their foot.

That doesn’t mean you should go to a knife fight unarmed. If there is a weapon then you have to do what you have to do to stay alive and look for your opportunities. Keep looking around and watching and waiting for your chance to get away.

These were all tips given on CBC radio in the wake of two recent rapes in Langley. The question being asked was: What do you think can be done to help women stay safe?

Not a comfortable way to live is it?

What does this “normal” say about our society?

Men need to ask two questions:

• Is it acceptable that our sisters, daughters, mothers and wives must live this way.

• What changes in their own attitudes or actions can men make that will help women stay safe?


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