Looking for escape routes

Walking alone on my University’s campus is sometimes difficult. Especially during winter months when there is rarely anybody out and it’s dark most of the time. I feel the need to walk fast, to wear my hair short and in a pony tail and to walk in open spaces where I can see my surroundings. I find that subconsciously I start to look for escape routes, meaning that if I have to run, where will I go? What door will I knock/pound on? What restaurant, other establishment will I run to?…

-anonymous from street harassment survey


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