DON’T BLAME THE VIC­TIM

Runner's World (UK) - - Human Race -

I was sur­prised by Jill Clark’s com­ment about the ar­ti­cle Run­ning while Fe­male (RW, April), say­ing she does not wear skimpy kit, the im­pli­ca­tion be­ing that if you wear skimpy kit you are go­ing to get ha­rassed. The cul­ture of blam­ing the vic­tim for the ha­rass­ment is per­pe­trated by both men and women with com­ments like this. What a woman wears while run­ning has no im­pact on whether a man has a right to com­ment or touch her. Every woman has a right to wear what she wants with­out fear of be­ing ha­rassed. – Alexan­dra Vaughan, Ep­som, Sur­rey

runnersworld.co.uk/ run­ning-while-fe­male

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