After suggesting her #CurfewForMen, Green Baroness Jenny Jones has defended her position saying ‘I tried to show men what it would feel like if you turned the usual logic on its head. Apparently, some didn’t like it.’
‘My suggestion that there should be a 6pm curfew on men was an ironic reaction in a moment of despair to police advising women not to go out alone after the disappearance of Sarah Everard. I tried to show men what it would feel like if you turned the usual logic on its head. Apparently, some didn’t like it.
Nigel Farage argued that I went a little bit over the top with my curfew idea and his supporters piled into my email inbox and social media timeline in a massive misogynistic hissy fit of outrage. Most were completely blind to the ways that women have to constantly adapt their lives in reaction to male violence.
Perhaps, instead of a curfew, I could have offered the more moderate proposal that men are only allowed to walk along well lit busy roads in the evening, even if this adds another 10 minutes to their journey? Or if this is not acceptable, that they always pay for door-to-door cabs even if they are on a tight budget – although this can occasionally carry its own risks? Perhaps we should discuss the clothes men wear, or whether they drink too much when out with friends? Any of this sound familiar?’