Recently, I've seen some interesting posts recently in regard to women's safety. It is no surprise that women's safety is often precarious. Women are taught to hold keys between their fingers, pretend they're on the phone, and scan every direction when they're walking alone. Women learn to lock their doors as soon as they get into their car, work out in the daylight, and share their locations with close friends and family.

Women go to great lengths to ensure their safety. A recent trend in social media posts has reminded me how much I wish this concern for safety was not necessary.

First, a TikTok creator managed to bring humor to the mix with the following video:


@roxsanx I feel so much better going out at night now. I do believe i have become the problem though! #fyp #costume #meme #starwars #chewbacca ♬ Stream Sable on Spotify - Sable

Honestly, a lightsaber is a brilliant way to stay safe at night. Time to invest. I already have the Chewbacca costume.

The next post that I've seen quite a bit is this one:

Credit: Canva
Credit: Canva

It's a really interesting commentary on what it is like being a woman in this world, and how it is likely hard for a man to relate. A Google search for men's safety equipment brings up items that are necessary for safety in the workplace, and a search for women's safety equipment brings up items that are necessary in the case of an attack.

I have invested in most of the listed women's safety items, among other things, but I still don't always feel safe when I am alone.

A selection of some of my own safety equipment. Credit: Jaci Bjorne, TSM
A selection of some of my own safety equipment.
Credit: Jaci Bjorne, TSM

Safety is paramount. I wish we lived in a world that allowed for women to walk out of a grocery store at night without being chased to their car (personal experience).

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The United States Department of State has four levels of advisories: exercise normal precautions, exercise increased caution, reconsider travel and do not travel. These 19 destinations are currently under a Level 4: DO NOT TRAVEL advisory, so plan your travels accordingly.

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