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Harringay, Haringey - So Good they Spelt it Twice!

There is a plan to have various vigils around the country in Sarah Everard's memory, and for women's right to be safe on any street, at any time. One of these will be in Priory Park tomorrow (Saturday 13th) at 5pm. 

I think there is a dispute with the police as to whether these vigils can go ahead because of Covid, and they are planning to have an emergency hearing at the high court later today. If it goes ahead, masks and social distance will be emphasised. 

More information at reclaimthesestreets.com

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Maybe stop trolling this thread for a start.

It’s not really up to us to come up with suggestions on how to stop men intimidating &/or assaulting women. Have a chat with your mates, brothers, uncles, colleagues & ask yourselves what you can do. 


Thank you for your constructive suggestion.

I think many women are just very tired of being expected to come up with all the solutions to male violence particularly when we hold very little power in our society. 

I pretty much know if I make a list and share it here the responses will include "not all men", "you should get a taxi home" or "I don't do that and I don't know anyone who does that”.

Perhaps you could start a separate post asking "what could we as men do?". You are obviously a long standing and well respected member of HOL and I think people would listen to you.

You could sign and share Maya and Gemma's petition too: 


The sarcasm doesn’t help John. As Esther says, we’re just tired of being expected to adjust our behaviour, feel the constant fear & still then come up with the solutions to stop men harassing & assaulting women. Let me put it this way, if your home gets burgled, who would you ask for advice to prevent it happening again, the home owner, or a burglar? 

It wasn't sarcasm, It was a genuine thank you.

I'm not a Christian but loved Thought For Today this morning on Radio 4.  If you missed it, have a listen....


1. Police man is charged with murder of a woman, following extensive publicity about a missing person.

2. Women (and some men**) hold an unwise and (under Covid legislation) legally dubious gathering, putting themselves at risk of Covid infection.

3. Police (visibly almost all police men) break up gathering, using physical restraint documented by photos/videos.

Proportionality?  Not a good look, John D and Stav.

** [The Metropolitan Police Federation, representing frontline officers, says 26 of them were assaulted yesterday at Clapham - punched, kicked and spat at.

Pictures obtained by the Press Association clearly show three instances of officers being forcibly pushed and a van's wing mirror being deliberately vandalised. Guess what? All three instances involved men, not women.]   Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-56394344

I think that sums it up pretty well, Gordon! And the article you reference is well worth reading.

On the TV footage you could clearly see a group of men in balaclavas etc. taking advantage of the gathering to stir up trouble. What were they doing there? I thought it was meant to be a peaceful vigil for women.

A couple of women that I know who went said it was peaceful and socially distanced until dusk fell. They left as they said they knew trouble would start when they saw a group of men approaching the bandstand. One was wearing a balaclava. 

I find it interesting that there was barely a ripple in the press when the Rangers fans celebrated their way into George Square with an escort provided by Police Scotland. 

I think it’s important that men went. I mean, of course, the ones there to be supportive rather than there to stir things up. 



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