Alison Hammond has spoken about the terrifying reality many women face when walking on their own, after the Sarah Everard case.
The This Morning host opened up about the times she’s been scared and thought she was being followed, explaining to her co-host Dermot O’Leary, and guests Matthew Wright and Gyles Brandreth, what it’s really like.
‘I’ve felt that adrenaline rush when you think you’re being followed, when I’ve walked across the road and somebody’s followed me across the road, ‘ she said.
‘I’ve got a little bit faster and that person has got faster, and I’m telling you, you think you’re going to die’.
While Alison apologised for speaking on the topic, Dermot pointed out that men need to listen to women about their fears.
Fans praised the pair of them, but some were left disappointed that Alison was the only woman on the panel, when the issue is one that clearly affects women.
‘Alison; ‘You literally think you are going to die!’ This is so true. The fear is real and every women has experienced it,’ one viewer wrote.
‘Massive thank you to @radioleary for letting @AlisonHammond be the one to talk about the way us women feel when walking down a street alone,’ another added. ‘It is SUCH an important conversation and your attitude towards this made me so happy. #ThisMorning.’
Massive thank you to @radioleary for letting @AlisonHammond be the one to talk about the way us women feel when walking down a street alone. It is SUCH an important conversation and your attitude towards this made me so happy. #ThisMorning
— Jasmine âœ¨ (@jasminecshaw) March 12, 2021
One more said: ‘“A debate on women’s safety” with a panel of 3 men and 1 women,’ while another pointed out: ‘Why did they bring on all male guests to talk about women’s fears and safety.’
Sarah Everard was walking from Clapham to her home in Brixton when she disappeared on March 3.
On Wednesday, Met Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick confirmed they had found human remains in the woods near Ashford, Kent. They have not yet been identified, but Sarah’s family have been informed.
The case has prompted women across the UK to open up on their fears about their own safety, especially when walking alone.
This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV.
Credit: Original article published here.