Saying 'not all men' misses the point of women's concerns over abuse

11 March 2021, 14:27 | Updated: 11 March 2021, 17:23

EJ Ward

By EJ Ward

Saying 'not all men' in response to women's concerns over abuse 'fundamentally misses the point', argues journalist Sascha O'Sullivan.

She was speaking to LBC's Shelagh Fogarty as many women have revealed their personal routines for feeling safe in public following Sarah Everard's disappearance.

Sascha said there were many women "out there in the trenches fighting for us to be safe on the streets, to be safe when we walk at night."

But, she warned that "the conversations aren't happening among men" point out that when people say "not all men" it does not mean all male individuals are going to sexually assault someone.

The journalist said that by men not "calling out a culture which allows sexual assault, which allows catcalling on the streets," then "you are complicit."

She said the "not all men" argument "fundamentally misses the point."

If you have been affected by any of the above and need emotional support the following organisations can help:

Rape Crisis England & Wales - 0808 802 9999

Samaritans - 116 123

Suzy Lamplugh Trust - 0808 802 0300

Refuge - 0808 2000 247

The Survivors Trust - 0808 801 0818