Thursday, January 17, 2008

If you are female, you're at risk

I've talked with a number of women who brush off their chances of being raped.

"I'm too old to be raped". Or too heavy. Or not attractive enough. Similar variations on these themes.

But the reality is, if you are a female, you are at risk. Take the case two days ago in New York when a 59-year-old woman was raped when a masked man pushed his way into her house after she answered the door. There have been cases of women in their 80s and 90s who have been attacked, raped and robbed.

Why do the rapists do it? Because they can and they know that you cannot or will not stop them.

Don't brush off the threat no matter your age, your looks, your weight, your location.

Be aware, get trained, stay on guard.


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