Activist and trans woman Danielle Muscato posted a simple question on Twitter last week: “What would you do if all men had a 9pm curfew?” The question, and the dozens of answers that have come as a result, have since gone viral.
So many of the women's answers describe the same wish: to be able to exist alone at night without fear of what may happen to them. We could walk home or use public transit without the fear of being assaulted, or keep our windows open to let in a night breeze as we sleep, or take a run without having the sun beating down on us.
These tweets show the glaring inequality between men and women. There are so many obstacles women have to deal with that men don’t even realize (like pay inequality, for one example), but the inability to walk outside when it’s dark without our keys clutched in between our fingers is one that’s so deeply ingrained that it seems impossible to even imagine feeling safe at night.
Keep scrolling for some of the best, and most relatable, responses to the tweet.