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posted by [personal profile] 1ngi at 08:58pm on 07/12/2008 under ,


7. Trafalgar Square

I don't love this place for its beauty. But I'm so very grateful that it has been claimed by the nation as a space that can be filled with meaning. I've helped with protests, and campaign launches, fed pigeons, had a friend caught up in the poll tax riot by accident, cried at Ken's words on telly as he defied the bombings, and caught the night bus home on far too many occasions.

I don't adore the place, but we need it to remain a place for protest and celebration. This space is our space and should always be treasured as such.
Here are some pictures I've found that represent my Trafalgar Square.  )

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posted by [personal profile] 1ngi at 04:48pm on 24/11/2008 under

Walking home lateish last Thursday after saying goodnight to Sphyg, a group of guys walk past me in the street and I froze inside. They were being loud and leary, one was carrying a can of beer, and they were yelling at each other. I was scared. Really scared. One did a bit of roar into my face as he walked passed.

I started telling myself off for daring to walk home by myself in the dark at 9.30pm. I got angry inside too - why have I accepted the 'curfew' for women so entirely? Why the hell shouldn't I have the right to walk home at night without unprovoked attention. There have been a good handful of unpleasant incidents in my life that may explain why I'm nervous, and plenty more of the minor kind above. I'll admit right now, that at that time of night when I'm walking home on my own, I'm scared of men.
 

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