In a world where where your parents make you carry personal alarms and we walk down streets with our keys between their knuckles, avoid going out at night and cross the road to avoid a man, the angel shot is sadly necessary.
Bars have just started to implement something that could be a literal life saver – the angel shot.
i saw this in a toilet and thought it was important and should be a thing everywhere not just lincolnshire !!!! pic.twitter.com/oO45I7gaJL
— strawberry girl (@iizzzzzi) October 18, 2016
Isn’t it genius?
The angel shot, or asking for an Angela, lets the bartender know that something’s not right. They can help you leave the bar safely, call you a ride home or even get the police involved if necessary. And people are LOVING IT.
every restaurant needs to have this in the women's restroom pic.twitter.com/vvsE6NLWqK
— stephanie duran (@ItsSteephh) January 9, 2017
Angel shot or the term "Asking for Angela".. Wish all bars did this. https://t.co/gSVZPZHbI8
— marinazepeda (@marinaxoxo__) January 9, 2017
Okay angel shots are such a fucking incredible concept and they should be enforced everywhere
— Inactive (@anathemamelia) January 9, 2017
Anything that provides a safe space in an environment where it could get uncomfortable or even dangerous pretty quickly, we’re all for the angel shot.
But we can’t help but agree with this:
that angel shot thing is really cool and good but I'm pissed off that it's even necessary
— snek mami (@LilCapricoon) January 9, 2017
Of course we need to protect ourselves, but should we not also be focusing attention on educating, condemning and punishing these things when they do happen?
Rape culture needs to be dismantled and viewed as the horrible, dangerous thing that it is. Is putting in security measures a message that treating women in a way that makes them feel unsafe or uncomfortable acceptable because they have a way out? That’s not a good message at all.
What do you think? Is the angel shot a look in the right direction or isn’t it enough? Let us know in the comments below.