I like to go out, I like to explore new places, even going out at night. However, it is naive to think that I will be safe walking through places like Hyde Park or a street in Redfern alone at night. There are countries that it is unsafe to go to due to domestic conflict, it is naive to think that you can hold your own & walk down a street in Syria or Afghanistan without the potential of being harmed.
It's not an excuse, these issues should not be issues for us & should not be happening in our society, however this is idealist & naive.
Its scary knowing that a few days after I wrote this that a Melbourne woman was raped & murdered on her way home from a night out. Again, I'm not blaming the victim, I do this myself, however, it is naive to think that these things will never happen. Precautions should be taken & when travelling at night, alone as a woman.