Freedom, that’s what we feel when we set foot on the road every time. Independence, cold in the belly, anxiety, happiness that does not fit in the chest, fear of the unknown, a mad mix of feelings. Add there if you are a woman: afraid to walk alone.
Aside from all the other worries on a trip – setting up a script, preparing the suitcase in the measure, looking for lodging – we still have to worry about not being accompanied by a man! So does it mean that every time we travel we’re going to have to call our father to join us? When will we gain independence and be able to walk with our own legs? When are we going to get LIBERTY for real?
#ViajoSozinha represents Marina and Maria José, representing traveling women, alone or not, represents women in a society that lacks respect for another human being, regardless of gender. RESPECT is what is lacking in our day to day life, not just on the road.
We, “little girls” that we are, sometimes find ourselves trapped and prevented from going somewhere or doing something “alone” – read unaccompanied by a man. Walking alone in the woods? Visiting such a country without the boyfriends ?? Do this tour unattended ???
Why are these questions so recurrent in our lives? Why at the foot of our 24 years we have to feel like 5 girls? Of course, worrying about our safety is normal from parents and friends, and from ourselves as well. But until when?
Be forbidden to walk in certain places or have pre-established hours, be frail before the eyes of society and have your right to come and go vetoed? We urgently need to talk about this, we need to put this matter under debate, we do not want a Marina or Maria José anymore.
Traveling women must set foot on the road without fear, they must know that they will not have evil looks accompanying their steps, which are not neglected by their feminine condition.
We suffer for Argentine travelers, we also suffer from this daily harassment of women. May it be near the end, that we may travel without guilt, that we may leave our carefree parents at home, that we may have confidence as we set foot on the road and speak happy of the pride of being a woman.
Post written by my friend Karen.