Vicky Phelan says she is worried about her daughter after recent attacks
"It's up to men"
Vicky Phelan has spoken out about how she fears for her daughter's safety.
Following the death of Ashling Murphy and multiple attacks on women in recent weeks, the mum is understandably worried about her young daughter.
Speaking to Newstalk, the mum explained her worries:
"I've just been watching the news there in the last day or two. Those attacks that have happened, Jesus, you have to wonder, what's the world coming to.
She said, "Girls are being attacked in broad daylight. I would worry because I have a daughter who is 16 and we're leaving for Dublin but it does worry me because she's at that age where a lot of these attacks are happening."
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Vicky stressed that this is not up to women to solve. Men need to take responsibility. She stressed that it is up to men.
"It's not enough to be telling girls to protect themselves and go off and do all these self-defense classes, it's up to men."
"I know it's not all men," Vicky clarified.
"But unfortunately it is women who are bearing the brunt of this," she added.
"Women who are having to adjust their lives constantly and live with that fear."
"I know what that fear is like. I remember going out running and I always had the key between my fingers."
"No man has to do that," the mum added.