According to a study performed by Runner’s World, 43% of women experience harassment while out running, but only 4% of men do. There are probably thousands of groups out there who teach women self-defense techniques to protect themselves while jogging. However, maybe the first solution should be to get men to realize the problem and stop doing it. Not all men are the problem, but there are things they can do to make women feel safer. Announcing themselves and not hanging around running areas would be helpful, as well as not making rude comments.
- Men are afraid women will laugh at them. Women are afraid men will kill them.
- The problem is that women can’t tell the difference between those problem men and the genuinely nice guys.
- A recent study conducted by Runner’s World found that a whopping 43 per cent of women sometimes experience harassment when they run.
“When we go out running, we are putting ourselves in a vulnerable situation.”