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to think that women shouldn't need 'safe havens'

(56 Posts)
skylerwhite Wed 07-Aug-13 13:52:45

The Lord Mayor of Melbourne is proposing safe havens for women. This smacks of women ghettos to me. What a stupid, stupid, ill-thought out and offensive policy.

TattyDevine Wed 07-Aug-13 21:51:00

Apart from thinking it shouldn't need to exist, does anyone actually disapprove/disagree with the the Night initiative? http://www.reclaimthenight.org/

TattyDevine Wed 07-Aug-13 21:51:44

Total link fail

reclaim the night

TattyDevine Wed 07-Aug-13 21:52:56

Its basically all about women being able to go out at night wearing what they want, where they want, at whatever hour they want, like men do, without being either victims of crime or victim blamed if they are victims of crime. It started in the UK.

zatyaballerina Wed 07-Aug-13 22:03:14

They could easily make the city safer by locking up violent men for longer and punishing even low level harassment severely so that aggressive men don't get the chance to escalate their behaviour. Sexually aggressive men shouldn't be allowed out on the streets, at some point they will rape or try to, stick an electronic monitor on them and let them stay at home. Their parents should house, feed and have to supervise them in public as punishment for not raising them properly, that alone would scare more bad parents into teaching their boys right from wrong.

Rapists are made, not born.

TattyDevine Wed 07-Aug-13 23:06:26

Hahaha Zaty, well done you for raising 1000+ well behaved boys. You should write a book!

Trust me violent men are locked up in Melbourne, often for longer than in the UK, due to the lesser burden on the penal system. (Ironic seeing Australia started out as a penal colony)

As I said earlier, it is much easier to lock up violent men if you have evidence (as provided by CCTV footage and identification) than if it does not exist in the first place.

ayahushca Fri 09-Aug-13 11:47:50

I think it's pretty ludicrous tbh, and would be funny if it wasn't so ghastly. It sounds like they're proposing a female version of Mecca fgs.

I think it's alarmist, divisive, and bad for both sexes. Cities are generally getting safer for women (and men), there's still improvement to do but there will always be a few horrrible incidents and murders in any society, it's not a sign of a system failing, it's a tragic fact of life. They should work on making the whole city safe for women. But this sends out a terrible message: "All is lost women! Renounce the streets! Into the Femdome and seal the locks!" Is there going to be an entry zone where you need to scan your genitals to pass or something, and those with dicks get turned back? Checkpoint cockblock?

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