"Some also criticised police messages which had warned people to be aware of their surroundings, with some likening the language to victim-blaming."
"I will not raise my girls in a world where travelling home at night is deemed “risky” behaviour. Women have the right to move freely in this country. Freedom is a right not a privilege."
There seems to be a worrying trend amongst women's groups to label what you and I could called good self protection, or Target Hardening, as victim blaming. I remember a few years ago a poster campaign in the UK, warning of the dangers of drinking too much and becoming unconscious, had to be withdrawn after accusations of victim blaming.
If people will not accept responsibly for their own personal safety, or reject sound advice as victim blaming, how do you help them?