STACEY Solomon has made a pledge to ensure her sons help women feel safe following the tragic death of Sarah Everard.
The mum-of-three said she was “ignorant” to the thought that her boys might unintentionally make a female feel nervous when they are older.
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Stacey Solomon has vowed to educate her three sons on how to make women feel safeCredit: Rex Features
Cops have now launched a murder probe.
Sarah’s disappearance has sparked a nationwide conversation about how the majority of women feel unsafe while walking alone at night.
Stacey, 31, and her Loose Women co-stars joined the conversation during Friday’s episode of the lunchtime ITV1 show.
Stacey’s pledge came hours before cops confirmed a body found in woodland is missing Sarah EverardCredit: PA:Press Association
Speaking to her co-stars, Stacey said: “We collectively as a society are clearly not doing enough about the gap between men and women.
“I know the intention is good, but sometimes when you say, ‘You need to raise your men better’, it’s almost like you bring that whole blame back round to the woman where, actually, everybody – every man, woman and child in society – needs to look at the way to change the situation.”
She continued: “Because my children are so young, I haven’t even had that conversation with my children yet, and it’s not one that I thought of until this whole situation had arose.
“So out of something really tragic, you can learn things without being offended.
Stacey has three sons aged between 12 and oneCredit: Instagram / Stacey Solomon
“Like I didn’t even realise that my children, my sons, could make someone feel like that without any intention whatsoever.
“All I would have to do is say, ‘Well, you know what? If you’re ever with a woman down the street, cross over because it might make them feel really uncomfortable’.”
Stacey is mum to sons Zachary, 12, Leighton, eight, and one-year-old Rex.
Fellow Loose Women Nadia Sawalha meanwhile thanked considerate menCredit: Rex Features
Fellow Loose Women panelist Nadia Sawalha, who was anchoring Friday’s episode of the lunchtime chat show, meanwhile thanked men who have previously given her a wide berth while in the street.
Nadia said: “To all men that have ever crossed the street when I’ve been walking along and we’ve had that ‘moment’ where I know you know and you cross the street, you are heroes.
“Because it’s not about blaming you – it’s about understanding that for us, it can be a very scary world.”