Women are helpless. At least that’s the impression I get from a bunch of SJWs and helicopter parents.

A 19 year old female is an adult woman. Walking home alone without a phone isn’t really a high risk endeavor in this community. 20 minutes isn’t an unreasonable amount of time to walk a mile if you’re not in a hurry.

It’s probably going to come back to bite me in the ass, but adults can take care of themselves is one of those things that I hold as a core belief. If the totality of your concern is, “She’s a girl walking home alone without a phone,” you might be the problem, not her. Intoxicated/impaired? Nope. Being followed? Nope. Has she indicated she might harm herself or others? Nope. So the reason for concern is….’she’s a girl. walking home alone. without a phone.’

Even if she doesn’t have a phone herself, and left a party without borrowing the phone of someone else, there are still multiple options available had she wanted to call for an escort. There is a 24 hr convenience store across the street from where she left. There are 8 residence halls that all have phones in their entryways. There are no less than 5 emergency lights, with phones like the one pictured, along her route.

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Lack of access to communication equipment isn’t the problem here. The problem is the attitude that just because she has tits and a vagina she is helpless. Did it ever occur to these people that maybe she wanted to walk home alone?

Back when I was just out of college I used to walk to and from work most days. I did it primarily because I wasn’t making much and wanted to save money on gas/wear and tear on the vehicle. But it was also very refreshing and calming. In that little mile stroll each day I got some exercise for my body and also decompress from what went on at work. By the time I got home I was in a great mood. Granted, this was a couple of decades ago, and I’m a guy, but it was the exact same neighborhood. I worked at that convenience store she had to walk past at the start of her journey, and I lived about 2 blocks from her destination.

It’s not like this is a high crime area either. This isn’t D.C., Detroit or Chicago. This is Fargo (yes, violent crime was up in the town last year, being above the national average for the first time ever), but this area is still very safe.