Let Women Roam Without Feeling Scared

The writer Will Self has told of his proclivity for city walking at night: “In sodium-tinged darkness the city takes on a phantasmagorical air and the imagination takes flight into realms at once lofty and obscure. Of course, what makes it possible for me to unreservedly enjoy these peregrinations is… my penis.”

Self is patently aware of the privilege he shares with many men — myself included — and…