I feel that I have a responsibility to teach my boyfriend about the female experience so he can go out there and A) set a better example for all men and B) show women that men aren’t all that bad. I have a unique position to teach my man how to just be better without sounding angry or like I’m lecturing him. He already knows that I love him and that I know he has the best intentions, so I can give him some feedback without it coming off as mean or hateful. He knows that I’m a reasonable human being because he knows me well now. So, if I suggest he tweak certain behaviors around women, he knows that I am probably right. If you love and/or live with a man, take the chance to teach him about the female experience.
Don’t walk behind women at night
When it comes to women walking alone at night, there are a lot of things men can do to make us feel safer. But one really simple one is this: just leave some distance. Assume she feels uncomfortable about you being behind her, and act accordingly.