‘#CurfewForMen’ is trending on Twitter following the disappearance of Sarah Everard.
The 33-year-old vanished on her way home from a friend’s house on Wednesday 3 March while walking through Clapham Common in south London.
A serving Metropolitan Police officer has since been arrested on suspicion of murder and human remains have been found.
The shocking case has sparked a debate on the safety of women and many are now calling for men to be given a curfew so that women can walk the streets without fear of being attacked.
One woman wrote on Twitter: “#CurfewForMen seems like such an out-there idea until you remember they literally had a curfew for women when the Yorkshire Ripper was active.
“Why not take away the problem rather than punishing the victims?”
Another pointed out: “I see the call for #CurfewForMen has sparked instant outrage. Thus proving the point.
“Where was this outrage over decades women have essentially been told to stay at home, don’t go out on your own because of male violence? Not a murmur. Accepted as reasonable.”
A third added: “People getting angry at #CurfewForMen is really funny because how are they walking head first into the point and still missing it.”
Sarah, who has been described as a ‘sensible’ woman was walking home alone when she vanished last week.
On Thursday, her family released a statement appealing for information.
It read: “Our beautiful daughter Sarah was taken from us and we are appealing for any information that will help to solve this terrible crime.
“Sarah was bright and beautiful – a wonderful daughter and sister. She was kind and thoughtful, caring and dependable. She always put others first and had the most amazing sense of humour. She was strong and principled and a shining example to us all. We are very proud of her and she brought so much joy to our lives.
“We would like to thank our friends and family for all their support during this awful time and we would especially like to thank Sarah’s friends who are working tirelessly to help.”
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