If a woman feels unsafe walking down her own neighbourhood after 10 PM, imagine how would she feel about going out on a solo trip. Even thinking about going for an all-girls trip can be stressful. What if we are followed by a bunch of random strangers, what if we are harassed, what if we are assaulted? These are just some of the many questions that come to mind.
So, when one man on Twitter recommended going out for a solo trip as it’s “therapeutic”, women online had opinions.
Solo trips are necessary. I recommend everyone take at least one. Very therapeutic.
— Baked Griffin (@RackedupJon) June 8, 2021
Many men however thought it was a great idea. Some even went on to list the several places they visited solo!
11/15 have been solo trips 🥴😅. Baecation me please! I’m ready.
— Prodigal son’s Father (@swerv0o) June 9, 2021
I do this in Vegas once a year.
Massages, champagne and a fine dining alone. Lol
— El Chulito 🇵🇦🇵🇷 (@_SeanSheridan) June 9, 2021
You got all the time in the world, as many stops as you want.. just you and the road bonding ☺️ I love it
— ひ²🏁 (@TruRebel_) June 8, 2021
Many women, on the other hand, expressed being scared of travelling solo. From fears of being “trafficked” to straight-up dead, here’s how some women reacted.
sometimes as a woman, i feel hesitant to take a trip alone…it sucks
— Majo 🌸 (@itsbritneyb1ach) June 8, 2021
When you are a women, you really have to be very careful with taking solo trips ANYWHERE…
— 🧠 (@furlermate) June 9, 2021
I wish it was this simple for women. Sigh
— Big Coochie Baller 🤑 (@youloveerickaa) June 9, 2021
It’s way too dangerous out here, nah
— Bambi ✖🕷 (@KysIfUrRacist) June 9, 2021
— Pfizer Phatty (@Jessicaamaka_) June 9, 2021
a nerd but I’m so scared i’ll end up dead
— riri dinero (@crrocss) June 8, 2021
I am not about to be trafficked I am sorry
— Bethany (@pepsipepispep) June 9, 2021
i feel sad at times being a women
— tan (@tans333) June 9, 2021
I’m a Muslim woman 💔
I’ll literally have a target on my back https://t.co/tFALIwN3De
— hecate (@HECVTE) June 9, 2021
The way men are able to have these thoughts without immediately thinking about being kidnapped and sex trafficked. https://t.co/MK3VtpDXAS
— 𝕯𝖔𝖒 (@dominiquemeshal) June 9, 2021
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sounds like a great plan until I realize I’m a WOMAN and can’t do stuff like this alone https://t.co/abs72MI3B4
— MW ❥ (@mrywst) June 9, 2021
too bad i’m a girl so i’m paranoid of traveling alone https://t.co/33OJYOcK9x
— 🌧 (@foreverrain211) June 9, 2021
i would but my fear of being sex trafficked scares me https://t.co/unaiLPklQE
— anna (@annamerello) June 9, 2021
Do you think it is safe for women to travel solo? Tell us.