Thousands of women have revealed the various items they carry to ensure that they stay safe while running.
Amanda Deibert, a TV writer from Los Angeles, California, went to twitter on Wednesday, May 29, to ask her followers what kind of things they bring when they run in case they ever need a weapon.
& # 39; One of my parent groups has a common thread that only lists women and advises on the type of protection they use when they go out (such as pepper spray, alarm necklaces, whistles, etc.) in case you were wondering what a woman is is like, & she wrote.
Yikes! Thousands of women have revealed the various items they carry to ensure that they stay safe while walking in a viral Twitter thread (stock image)
Viral: Twitter user Amanda Deibert, a TV writer from Los Angeles, asked her followers what they use when they go out
Interesting: since Amanda shared the tweet, more than 1000 different female Twitter users have shared the different objects they carry with them when they start running
She followed the post with another tweet and asked her own female followers what they would use if they walked alone, causing more than a thousand women to respond.
A Twitter user said she takes certain precautions to make sure she is safe, and explains: & # 39; I choose safer places to run, never one exit / input and I don't walk & # 39; at night. I have to change my lifestyle to stay safe and alive. & # 39;
Another user said she has several items with her to make sure she is safe while only on an adventure.
& # 39; I am not running, but I am only running on a popular trail & # 39 ;, she said. & # 39; I always have 2 knives with me. a 3.5 "I hide between my shirt and backpack. A 6" I keep in my backpack.
& # 39; And I am wearing a very visibly loud whistle around my neck. My cell phone is also attached to my arm and follows my location, & she added.
Prepared: many women said they wear knives, pepper spray or sharp car keys to protect themselves if they run into problems while running alone
Similarly, another Twitter user said she would give her daughter a weapon if she ever got into trouble and had to defend herself.
& # 39; My daughter is wearing a cardigan and we have adjusted it to wear a knife that she knows how to use for a devastating effect (thanks to my favorite cousin, a retired SEAL), & # 39; she said.
A woman said she had car keys with her as a means of protection.
& # 39; I have my car key between my right hand and middle finger in a tight fist, & # 39; she said. & # 39; Another note: I start going to the track of a local school and every time my back is to the parking lot, I turn down my music and take an earplug so I can hear someone coming when I'm alone (sic). & # 39;
Similarly, another user said: & # 39; this is as much true for running as running home late, but I put my keys in my wolverine style.
& # 39; I always wore pepper spray, not anymore because a rookie agent in NYC gave me a difficult time that I can't wear it, & # 39; she added.
& # 39; Mace bracelet and a pocket knife, & # 39; another responded. & # 39; It's funny that it doesn't seem strange anymore that we need weapons to run. & # 39;
However, one user admitted that she is so scared to practice outside only that she no longer runs completely.
Wow! Others said they didn't carry anything with them, but they tell a friend or family member that they are only going out before they leave
& # 39; It has come to the point that I am afraid to run in new places. One of my favorite activities is now too frightening, & she explained.
Several others have revealed that they are only going to run in the company of their dogs.
& # 39; I bring my best friend, & # 39; said a woman, referring to her dog. & # 39; I know he wouldn't let anything happen to me. & # 39;
Someone else said that she takes all five of her dogs when she starts running.
& # 39; I always walk with my dog & # 39 ;, another user said. & # 39; She's a big softie, but when I have her with me, I feel safe, and she also likes to run! It helps that she looks like a big wolf, so that people generally give her a large berth. & # 39;
Several others said they tell a family member when they go out.
& # 39; I send a link to my SO when I am on a flight, so that he always has access to my location, but also alerts him if I stop moving for more than 5 minutes, & # 39; a woman explained.
& # 39; I also carry keys and pepper spray. Walking like a woman is dangerous. It must stop, & she added.
Similarly, another said: & # 39; I am not wearing anything, but I am telling my fiancé, sending him my location and asking him to check and check in if he does not hear from her within an hour. & # 39;
Understand: several men responded to the thread, with a few saying they deliberately distanced themselves from female runners when they were training alone
In the meantime, several male users responded to the thread. A user said that he deliberately distances himself from female runners when he runs away.
& # 39; I often think about this when I walk (very early in the morning when it's dark) and face female solo runners, especially when I'm behind the other rider, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; I always change route or cross the road to remove the sense of threat that I know my presence creates & # 39 ;, he added.
The user explained that he also regularly walks with a female friend because he said it makes her feel safer than when she walks alone.
He said: & I often walk with a friend and safety is a subject that always comes up. Just because of my presence there she feels and feels safer, which is so depressing. It is such a grim reminder that while I personally never had to consider safety, she does that every time she goes out the door. & # 39;
Similarly, another male user said: & # 39; I have said this before, but I will say it again. When I'm running, I deliberately run into the street to give space to women on the sidewalk (sic).
& # 39; I do not consider myself scary or threatening, but that is irrelevant for how many women feel there & # 39 ;, he added.
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