i'm not very interested in this argument (might come back to it when i feel like it) BUT CAN WE TALK ABOUT THIS? basically the whole standing outside the footpath thing started when people in like... not the 2000s didn't have plumbing, so they'd throw their shit out the window. purpose of it was to have the man get hit instead of the woman because gentleman things. but uh, we don't live in that era anymore. so there's no point. and that car justification is dumb. like do y'all actually think a car isn't running us both over? the dude is just gonna get hit first. or, since i live in philly, if there happens to be a drive by, maybe the guy will get shot 1.5 seconds earlier but we're both dying that day. soooo... the only people i think you should do this for are toddlers/children, because they always find some way to hurt themselves. always. keep them as far away from the street as possible. otherwise this idea is silly and outdated.