GTG asked: What is your main point in the story?
The experience that I have of violence that you do not see, that physically does not affect you, but it affects you in really subtle ways like the things that you think when you are just walking home. The question that I asked at the end (of the story), I feel like when people hear this question women would say, “Yeah, I feel the same way.” Or, “Yeah, I think the same” or something like this. Maybe not those expressions, but kind of this feeling, and I feel men can’t relate to this at all. If you ask men, what do they think when they walk home, it does not enter their minds that there is some kind of anxiety that you and me go through everyday. You think how not to get hurt when you go home. This is something that men can’t relate to because they are men and they feel safer in their everyday life. It shows how much violence is around all women, and inside their head. They wait for this violence, they get prepared for it, even though it is not there they struggle even if there is no actual danger.
GTG asked: What would you like young women to take away?
Although many women can relate, I don’t want them to. This is something that is in our lives and should not be there. Why can’t we just walk home and think of different things whatever they are rather than thinking how you can get home safely? There are so many things you can think about not just that you need to hold your phone and you need to have your keys, or I forgot to buy pepper spray or how do I use it? I want to live in a society where I do not have to think about these things. So I just want to say that OK, even if you think this is not the way you should think, let’s change the society together so that it’s not acceptable, this kind of everyday violence that gets in your head – it’s not acceptable we need a safer world for every human being.