On college campuses, it is very popular for young women to carry pepper spray in their bags…why is that a trend? Maybe because there are countless stories in the media of women being harassed.
“It’s scary that we have to constantly check each other’s locations to make sure us girls get home safe!”
On this episode, TRU Talk with CK, producer Carly Kline highlights a story from Rachel Brown, a twenty-year-old student at Virginia Tech, who speaks out about the predatory man or men who have been lurking around, breaking and entering girl’s apartments to watch them sleep or shower, steal their underwear, and take pictures. Even though Rachel wasn’t a specific victim of this assault, she was scared to leave her own house without pepper spray, a taser, and a knife in her purse or by her side at night. No suspect has been found to this day.
Take a second after listening to think about what you could do daily to keep yourself and ones you love safe. Speak out about what it’s like to be a woman in a world full of harassers and who always has to be prepared.
This episode is a conversation, one that needs to be talked about more. Thank you for listening. #weareinthistogether