It’s conventional wisdom. It’s common sense. It’s what everyone knows. It’s for sure. It’s obvious. It’s dangerous for women to walk around alone, especially after dark or especially in places like parks where there aren’t a lot of people around. Imagine how dangerous it is to go into a park where there aren’t a lot of people around after dark!
It’s common sense, and it’s bullshit.
I’ve been treating it like bullshit my whole life, and I’ve been right to do so.
Think about it. Do rapists and thieves hang around in parks hoping someone will fall into their trap? Are parks after dark crawling with hopeful rapists and thieves, wasting their time while all the victims stay away?
Of course they’re not.
Beware of conventional wisdom. Beware of what you think you know if you’ve never for a second actually thought about it. Check your bromides.