5 Things Women Are Tired of Hearing When It Comes to Their Safety
There are few things as liberating as riding away on your two-wheeler.
There are few things as liberating as riding away on your two-wheeler.(Photo: iStock)

5 Things Women Are Tired of Hearing When It Comes to Their Safety

If you’re a woman in India, chances are that at some point or the other you have had friends, relatives and just about anyone come to you with unsolicited advice regarding your safety. Well-meaning as they may be, it can at times get a little annoying and more importantly, tiresome, to hear the same things again and again. Here’s looking at some of the ‘safety advice’ that women are just so done hearing:

1. “Make sure a boy drops you home.”
People invariably assume that you’re always safe in the company of men. But what they don’t know is that you too are capable of protecting yourself in times of crisis.

2. “I want you home before 10 pm anyhow.”
Curfews are the oldest trick in the book to get women to return home ‘at an acceptable time’. It then needs a great deal of convincing on your part if you have a party to attend or if you have to stay back at work beyond that ‘acceptable time’.

Women are so done with all the unsolicited ‘safety advice’ they get.
Women are so done with all the unsolicited ‘safety advice’ they get.
(Photo: iStock)

3. “Carry this pen-knife with you.”
You may or may not be too adept at handling a pen-knife, but how does that matter? Some people feel that the chakku will protect you from all evil, even if it’s lying in some lost corner of your bag and not exactly handy.

4. “If someone passes a lewd remark or catcalls looking at you, JUST IGNORE.” ‘Ignore’, ‘look the other way’, ‘unke mooh mat lago’ are some of the most common things you hear when people start lecturing women on their safety. Phew! We all know that’s not how it works. Right, girls?

5. “Isn’t that dress is a lil too short? May attract unwanted attention.”
When all else fails, they come for your dress. Wear this, don’t wear that and what not. This, despite it being clear from so many instances that the length of your dress has nothing to do with your safety.

We’re sure that you too have been there, heard that. Well, CEAT knows this and has come up with a rather unique solution for you – a pepper spray. Now, before you start wondering what’s so unique about a pepper spray, here’s something: this spray can be attached to the handle of your two-wheeler. This makes #CEATSafetyGrip easily accessible in the event of an untoward incident. No searching in your bag or in your pockets in case something goes wrong. Watch this video to know more about how #CEATSafetyGrip works:

This spray has been designed specially by CEAT for all the women out there who want to enjoy life uninterrupted. Few things are as liberating as riding away on your two-wheeler with your bestie and who knows this better than CEAT? With this pepper spray, they are only ensuring that every ride of yours is a safe one. So the next time you’re on your two-wheeler and sense something untoward, just reach out for the pepper spray attached to the handle and you’re sorted.

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