Today’s highly interesting read (09/09/22): I’m a woman who runs alone. I’m furious about Eliza Fletcher’s killing.

A Memphis TV news report this morning:

Runners attend the Let's Finish Liza's Run event on Friday, Sept. 9, 2022, along Central Avenue in Memphis. The eight mile run was held in honor of Eliza Fletcher, a Memphis mother and teacher who was reportedly abducted while running on the University of Memphis campus. “Our goal is to stand up for the women in the Mid-South and emphasize that women should be able to safely run any time of day,” the Facebook event said.

Which leads to today’s read from Amanda Lee Myers writing in USA TODAY. Here’s an excerpt:

“Look at them nice legs.”

It wasn’t so much what he said. It was the way he said it, the look in his eye. He was leering, his voice crackling.

It was a bright Saturday morning in Washington, D.C. I had just left my apartment and was walking toward the National Mall for my long run.

This man, the way he said what he said, how it made me feel – all of it – really bothered me. For once, I shouted back.

I don’t remember what I said but he screamed back at me, made a threat, acted like he was coming for me.

I ran fast and hard toward the U.S Capitol building, propelled by rage and frustration.

Eliza Fletcher should have been able to go on a run alone at any time of day in her neighborhood and without worrying about being attacked.

Read the entire column here.

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