“Women-only vacation rental service launches to ensure safety for female travelers,” writes @people
, the #Austin
, Texas–based vacation rental platform that launched yesterday, is looking to offer female travelers a peace of mind when booking a place to stay. “It’s a private, invite-only club that currently includes more than 350 properties around the world — each owned or managed by women and only available to female guests, although men can travel with the member. ‘We want women to travel often, stay safely and go lightly,’ reads the company’s official website.” Founder and #CEO
Victoria O’Connell created the #company
to cultivate a community of #women
eager for a sense of #security
While I understand the concept and appreciate its intent – and I really, really do – it makes me very sad. It makes me sad that we as women have to have these fears at all. That we can’t just walk around our neighborhood or travel or talk to someone at a bar or run for office without the constant fear of being assaulted, no matter what we look like, are wearing, or where we live. So when it comes to @wegolightly
, I applaud the CEO and her entire staff, but I can’t help but think about the limitations this brings. Traveling is supposed to be fun, light, and carefree, especially childless traveling 🤣 But this takes the spontaneity out of it, doesn’t it? Because while this does remove the fear that comes from traveling as a single woman – which is most important 100% – it does also risk the removal of adventure, too, right? And – if you’re a cisgender woman – perhaps also the removal of a little flirtation and #sex
, too, that comes from a day at the #pool
or a night at the cocktail bar?
How do you feel about this, #Kings
and #Queens? Pros? Cons? Queens, do you travel alone? If so, will you use Golightly? Let us know in the #comments below as the #roundtable is officially open!
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