Sexism at its best: Women don't feel safe while running
Adidas research highlights the "ridiculous" safety precautions that women must take when running.
Does running even have a gender? Unfortunately, the answer is yes, according to a study by adidas. Compared to men, women have to take many precautions because they do not feel safe while running.
Women do not feel safe while running according to a study
More than a third of the women in the study also claimed to have been physically or verbally abused while running. Others say that they are exposed to unwanted attention, sexist comments, unwanted sexual attention. Some of the women also said they are being followed and honked on the street.
March 8 was international women's day, but unfortunately, it seems that women still do not have the rights they wish universally. It is true that even for an action like running, there is much that needs to change in a world of gender discrimination. 69 percent of women who participated in the survey stated that they take precautions such as wearing loose clothes, running with someone or wearing only one earphone in order to feel more secure. The data shows that 46 percent of the women surveyed have now lost interest in running.