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Have you ever been a victim of a street crime? example..purse snatching, accosted or grabbed, threatened.

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      Marya1961 wrote Sep 15, 2009
    • I have been a victim of street crime three times and if I had only been carrying mace or had my keys handy, that person would not have an eye today...I had a man come up to me from behind in the downtown area of Philadelphia during lunch hour and stuck something sharp in my back and called me a f***in whore...I ran back to the office, crying my eyes out and was sent home...I had a woman come up behind me in K-mart parking lot, she kidney punched me and ran, for no reason at all..there was never time enough to get the police there...when I was 13, a boy chased me all the way home and as I turned the corner he reached out and grabbed my behind...these things happen all the time and people are never prepared..very, very sad.frown




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      Anne E wrote Sep 15, 2009
    • I had my purse snatched in San Francisco many years ago.  It was terrifying.  The police found my purse with the wallet missing.  Later my wallet got mailed to me as someone dropped it into a PO letter box.




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      Angelcart wrote Sep 16, 2009
    • Dang Marya1961!  That’s aweful!tongue out  Fortunately I haven’t been.  However, this idiod keyed our truck over a parking spot about 2 weeks ago!tongue out




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      Lilwhitedaisy wrote Sep 17, 2009
    • yes, i was grabbed from behind when i was 16 walking home from my boyfriends house, it was dark...i never told a soul until i was raped again..they say a woman is raped every 3 minutes...i have been raped 3 times. I think we have come no where at all in protecting women, even from their spouses...but that is because some women abuse the system and make it hard for the women who REALLY do need it, and i think that is very sad.




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      Mztracy wrote Sep 17, 2009
    • yes, twice!




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      Marya1961 wrote Sep 17, 2009
    • I am so sorry to hear Lilwhitedaisy about those attacks...we know in reality it does happen, but we always pray that somehow things will change..where is the consoling for the victim?..many women are scared to death to say anything for fear of retribution, embarrassment and we want to be strong because that is what is expected of us...and still today I wonder if we women are really ever taken seriously..it sucks!

      Catfan..I can see how you were terrified...someone ripping your purse right off of you, it is a violation.

      Melissabelle and MzTracy..Thank you for sharing and I hope those things are behind you.




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      Lilwhitedaisy wrote Sep 17, 2009
    • As women we are questioned on how we were dressed ( jeans and a tshirt at the time!) were we or ever have we acted in a provocative way ! ( i was 16yrs old!) what was our sexual experiences and were we Whores! ( i hadnt even had sex at the time!...i was a good girl!) the fact is , we cant be victims...i am a survivor, i learnt that i was NOT to blame for some pervs actions..nothing i could have done, or worn that night would have changed the fact that i was going to be the one it happend to, i was just at the wrong place at the wrong time, and for the first time my boyfriend didnt walk me home, i said i would be fine! When a woman is beaten by a spouse ( and yes i have been by an ex spouse) you get a restraining order...and it DOESNT work! WHY because some women get them and then change their mind and let the abuser back in their life...so when the ones who do need it..call the cops cos the ass is breaking the order, they now say things like , did you ask him to come over!..one cop told me years ago , that he wished it would work the way it is supposed to , BUT women keep screwing it up for the women  who really need it.....and he apologised that it was that way. So until WE as women think about each other....no one else is going to..I,m glad to say no one will ever beat on me again..like all bullies when you stand up to them , they back down..it took a baseball bat in my hand and the threat of using it..that stopped my ex from ever touching me again THAT AND A DIVORCE!




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      Mztracy wrote Sep 17, 2009
    • I counseled at a rape hotline while in College.

      Rape is a crime of control and power. Rape is NEVER the victims fault!! It does not matter what the person is wearing or how they act, NO ONE deserves it or asks for it!!

      Please remember it was NEVER your fault!!!!!  

      xx




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      Mztracy wrote Sep 17, 2009
    • I can also say this.

      One of the young girls I counseled kept saying she should have fought harder. She should not have given in.  

      I said to here, ’ Are you here with me right this minute?‘. She looked at me funny and replied yes. I then told her that this proves she did what she had to to survive.  She did the right thing!  

      I fought, I finally got away. I was 22, My attacker had no weapon, did this matter? To me, it did at the time. Luckily, I got away. The sad part is I was right next to a bunch of apts. windows right there. I was screaming and no one came to help. The police said I should have screamed fire!! How sad is that?

      Then when I was in the fourth grade, late walking to school alone I noticed a van following me slowly. I ran down a side street and hid in some bushes. The van slowly drove down the street. As it went past I ran out of the bush and ran to a house banging on the door. A lady opened and took me inside.  

      My friends say I am too protective of my kids. But, they never walk alone, they had cell phones young for safety.  

      Again, you do what you do to stay alive! Whatever happens you did what you had to, and, again, it is NEVER your fault!!!




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