How can we expect women to become stronger, more independent, and more knowledgeable about the world and the positive changes that need to be made if we keep trying to restrict them from a thing like traveling the world, something that promotes those very things? How can we in good conscience look at ourselves, friends, and daughters and collectively accept that the world isn’t at their fingertips, like it is for men?
Again, I’m not naively saying that women should haphazardly embark on solo travels to places they know to be unsafe. Despite my own indignant view, there are certain places I would not go at this moment in time simply because I don’t think any amount of my own intelligence and safety-conscious efforts could actually keep me safe. My problem isn’t with accepting this truth right now. My problem is with accepting that it will always have to be this way.