Young Women and Safety
This is a wonderful topic to round up our discussions with, as it is of utmost importance to all women.
As women, we need to take responsibility for own safety. We cannot afford to leave this in anybody’s hands. I find that if I think I will be out late, I try to get a friend to accompany me. At least, in the face of any physical threats, there are more of us. Loise makes a similar point in her post. A few weeks ago, I learnt some self-defence moves which can be used if I am attacked. These were very simple moves, but very, very effective, so I think it’s a great idea to get a self-defence expert to teach you some of these.
When it comes to sex, this also applies. If women choose to have sex, we need to take adequate steps to protect ourselves as we are the ones who will have to deal with any repercussions. Rose talks about exhibiting the same caution with our romantic lives.
It’s been wonderful sharing and learning from all of you in these last few weeks. It’s been especially cool to see you all grow in your use of blogs and social networking tools. I hope that you are all able to keep up with these.