Thinking Aloud

Violence against women: Victim blaming is more common than you think

Well-wishers reflect at the floral tributes and messages in honour of Sarah Everard at Clapham Common in London, on March 17, 2021.PHOTO: AFP

SINGAPORE - It was 17 years ago that I was attacked by a young man in England while walking home at 9pm. Drunk and laughing, he punched me and sent me crashing to the pavement.

I was lucky to get away with a few bruises and scrapes. Being a foreign student then, and not wanting to make a fuss, I did not file a police report.

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