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Murder victim Ashling Murphy went for a run at the ‘right’ time – but all women should be able to run at the ‘wrong’ time

Murder victim Ashling Murphy went for a run at the ‘right’ time – but all women should be able to run at the ‘wrong’ time

Dr Caroline West

Dr Caroline West

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Murder victim Ashling Murphy went for a run at the ‘right’ time – but all women should be able to run at the ‘wrong’ time

The nationwide heartbreak for Ashling and the inescapable grief detailed on social media by women who shared their experiences of violence, their near misses, their safety measures, was retraumatising for many.

However, talk of apps and panic buttons is utterly frustrating. Technology would not have saved Ashling, and it won’t save the next woman. It doesn’t save people if the guards don’t respond, or if they cannot use technology because an abuser controls access to devices.


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