#WalkingHomeAlone: 16 Tweets About the Murder of Sarah Everard

Keys in hand, headphones turned off, regularly sending your location to friends, an oppressive sense of fear, and always looking over your shoulder. Sounds familiar? Walking home alone is a nightmare scenario for many women. That’s how it must have felt for 33-year-old Sarah Everard when she was on her way home from a friend’s house in south London on March 3. Sadly she never got there. Days later, the young woman’s body was found and an elite police officer was charged with murder and indecent exposure. Many Londoners took to the streets afterwards, mourning and protesting for more safety for women. Because to date, despite the large number of crimes that begin with the words “the woman was alone on her way home,” little to no action has been taken. In contrary: Crimes likes this are turned into victim blaming phrases like „what was she doing alone in the dark?”
Of course, not all men are potential predators, but how can we as women know that when we’re out alone at night? It is long overdue to make women safer! We have collected the best Tweets on the case and hope that something changes as soon as possible. For Sarah!