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Olivia Bowen has revealed that she feels unsafe walking at night, and believes it's every man's responsibility to make women feel secure.
The former reality star was talking with other ex-Love Islanders contestants, on MTV's That What She Said series.
In a episode titled "Man's World" the 27-year-old admitted that she feels afraid if she can sense a stranger is close when she is walking after dark.
Olivia, who starred in the 2016 series with her now-husband Alex, asked: "Do you think a guy’s ever felt like that because a girl has walked behind them?"
Yewande Biala, who was in Love Island season five agreed, admitting that she had changed her daily routine to avoid feeling frightened after dark.
Yewande, Olivia and Megan were talking on That's What She Said on MTV
She said: " I’ve started running, it was 7pm and one of my guy friends was was like 'I’m just gonna go for a jog and listen to this podcast' and I was like, 'How nice is that, you can go out, feel so comfortable, how privileged are you just to be able to go out in the dark and not care at all?'
"I had to plan my day because I knew I couldn’t be out after a certain time.
"If I was out after a certain time, I have to look behind me all the time. I have to make sure my music was low, and I have to be aware of where I was and everyone around me," the former pharmacist from Dublin continued.
"It’s crazy because guys just go out, they don’t even think about these things. At all!' Yewande added.
Yewande says she doesn't feel safe going out for a run after dark
Megan Barton-Hanson, who starred in the 2018 series, confessed to the precautions she takes when she hires a cab.
"If you’re in an Uber, say, or a taxi, if it was a woman driver and I fell asleep in the back, I wouldn’t feel scared. But if it was a man driver, I would keep checking my phone or send my location to my friends."
Olivia added: "You know how they say if you earn more than a man you’re taking away their masculinity? Like it’s any of our problem. If you feel emasculated that’s your problem, not mine!
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"We are literally frightened of being hurt. And how can you ever compare those two worlds? You do get people who comment online, 'Oh, why are you moaning? It's not really like that”. Yeah, but it is. It really is."
She added," People are quite surprised that women text each other they're home, which is just a simple thing. But have you ever heard a lad go [puts on a deep voice] “Oh yeah, text me when you get home” . This made the other women laugh. "I haven’t heard that!" she replied.
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Yewande said: "It’s interesting that the reaction was 'It's not all men' instead of saying, '‘OK, we need to learn from this. And maybe we need to have conversations about what we can do to improve it. "
This prompted a response from Olivia, who said: "It’s not all men, but all men should feel responsible making all women feel safe. In the same way all women would be happy to make men feel safe if it was the other way round. Women can’t just help themselves on our own, we need their help to get through to other men."
Megan appeared in the reality series in 2018
Megan sympathised, saying: "When we say how we feel and the experiences we face, rather than it be met with defensiveness, [we want to hear] men say we wanna change and we wanna make women feel more comfortable, as men as a whole, rather than instantly being defensive and like 'Oh, but I’m not like that!' That’s not gonna help anyone."
"I think it’s shocking to a lot of men," the 2018 Love Island star continued, imagining that men were thinking, "Hold on a minute, women who are my close friends or who I work with, are living in fear daily and I never knew? I think it is shocking to them."