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OPINION | How do we make the world safer for women?

A year ago, when Eurydice Dixon was murdered in a Melbourne park, there were a lot of conversations – public and private – about how women felt about their personal safety.

  • Michelle Haines Thomas
  • The Canberra Times

I remember being shocked that so many men – grown up men with wives and daughters – hadn’t realised how fearful women felt out in the world. And how normalised that is by even teenage years.

We walk with our keys bunched in our hands, in the middle of the road to stay away from the bushes, doing the dash between street lights with our hearts thudding in our chests.

We scan lonely places (empty…

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