The book, Night Walker by Matthew Beaumont, called out the whole fascist agenda that right wing misogynists have used to criminalize the night.
For more than 1,000 years it was a crime. As early as the 12th century, the nightwalker appeared in a nervously extended list of the capital’s social evils: “Actors, jesters, smooth-skinned lads, Moors, flatterers, pretty-boys, effeminates, pederasts, singing- and dancing-girls, quacks, belly-dancers, sorceresses, extortioners, night-walkers …magicians, mimes, beggars, and buffoons.”
My take? We’re not criminals…we are belly dancers… or, more succinctly…all of the above.