More often than not social media threads tend to give people a peek into the lives of others and bring out a topic or an issue, which may seem trivial to many. For instance, going for a run. While going for a casual run in a park may not bother most men, it isn’t the same with women, which is exactly what a post by a writer Amanda Deibert highlighted.
Talking about a group her mother is a part of, she informed her followers about a thread listing various types of self-defence protections women carry with them while going out for a run. Which is what prompted her to ask them for suggestions and recommendations of the things they carry.
“One of my mom groups has a thread that is just women listing and recommending which kind of protection they take when them when they go out running (Ie. pepper spray, alarm necklaces, whistles, etc) in case you wondered what being a woman is like. Also, women: what do you use when you go out running?” she tweeted.
Also, women: what do you use when you go out running?
— Amanda Deibert 🏳️🌈 (@amandadeibert) May 29, 2019
The tweet, which went viral with over 20 thousand likes, was flooded with responses from women, sharing the things they carry to protect themselves.
I have pepper spray and a whistle 🙃 https://t.co/PWvsueJjJi
— jorqueline 🥀 (@_jacquelinekay_) May 30, 2019
I never carry a weapon anymore, but I also never run with headphones – less likely to be assaulted by surprise. https://t.co/StsfSFlXSF
— anna brodskaya (@broskdy) May 30, 2019
The greatest protection a woman can have while running is a pit bull. No one will mess with you and you’ll have a best friend to run with. 🙂 https://t.co/o9fvy1Iz04
— Audrey Renée (@BentleyAudrey) May 30, 2019
— Claire Hetherington (@hetheringtoncd) May 30, 2019
I use dogs. pic.twitter.com/LttYctSd3M
— Zara-Blue Barry (@FitnessByBlue) May 29, 2019
— agent scully (@sarah_burson) May 30, 2019
Sharpest little ring knife with ridges to grab DNA 🤗🤗 pic.twitter.com/10CgRIeA0t
— Hayley Jay (@Hayjen9) May 30, 2019
Sadly, I think every woman has had that one moment in their life where, for the first time ever, they felt like “prey”. 😣😞 I think it’s hard for most men to truly understand what that’s like.. But it’s great that we’re all on here sharing tips on how to stay safe. :)
— Nole Grad Bitches (@NoleGradBitches) May 30, 2019