Loose Women’s Janet Street-Porter has slammed ‘ludicrous’ suggestions of a 6pm curfew for men.
Green party peer Baroness Jenny Jones previously spoke after the disappearance of Sarah Everard, suggesting a curfew would make women feel ‘a lot safer’.
Baroness Jones told the House of Lords last week: ‘In the week that Sarah Everard was abducted and, we suppose, killed — because remains have been found in a woodland in Kent — I argue that, at the next opportunity for any Bill that is appropriate, I might put in an amendment to create a curfew for men on the streets after 6pm.’
Speaking about the suggestion on Loose Women, Janet said: ‘Men need to enter into our mindset. But when I read last week that this peer in the House of Lords was suggesting a six o’clock curfew for men, I just thought it’s ludicrous.’
‘We don’t want to demonise an entire sex,’ she added.
Ms Everard went missing after leaving a friend’s house in Clapham, south London at 9pm on March 3. After a week-long search for her, human remains found in a woodland were identified through dental records as those of Ms Everard on Friday.
Baroness Jenny Jones said that a curfew could help women feel safer (Picture: ITV/REX)
Demonstrators clashed with police at a vigil for Sara Everard over the weekend (Picture: Reuters/Rex)
Loose Women co-star Charlene White also spoke about some of the online reactions to the tragedy, and suggested how people can help to make the streets safer.
‘I think a lot of people were maintaining the point that it’s not all men. But the reality is yes, not all men are going to leer all over the women or call them from an early age.
‘However, there are little things that if you’re mindful of particular behaviour, can perhaps make women not feel so scared and ill at ease.’
Floral tributes to Sarah Everard have been placed on Clapham Common (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Janet went on to say: ‘What I would say to women is just keep your wits about you. You’re not compromising, you’re not making compromises, you’re being sensible.
Fellow Loose Women star Judi Love also stressed that it’s important to remove the ‘shame factor’ for people coming forward to report crimes.
‘Take away this shame factor that comes on because it’s not shameful. A lot of people are not coming forward and not speaking the truth because there’s this connotation of people feeling shame or questioning whether you’re speaking your truth.
‘There’s always someone that you can come forward and speak to and don’t ever feel shame.’
Police clashed with demonstrators at a vigil for Ms Everard in Clapham Common over the weekend. Pictures showed people being dragged away from the common’s bandstand, where floral tributes had been laid throughout the day.
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