Running Safety & Male Privilege
A few days ago, I posted about how 4 men had been murdered on our local running paths over the past year. It is being investigated as a serial killer that is targeting men just like me. It’s pretty scary and has really made me think about where and when I go running.
I used to pick the remote places where I was unlikely to be seen by others. Now I run near busy streets.
I used to run before the sun came up, now I am holding back 30 min, just to be safe.
I used to smile and welcome anyone I passed, now I am suspicious.
Then it hit me - this is probably how it is for women runners all the time.