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  •  THIS! (8+ / 0-)
    "It's like when I was in Vietnam. In a combat zone. Never knowing who was the enemy, who might try to hurt me, when they might strike. And women live like this all the time?"
    Yes, a lot of us live like that all the time.

    Thank you for sharing Sirenus.

    •  Yes. It can be like that. (1+ / 0-)
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      TiaRachel

      But, it is more low key most of the time.  We put up some sort of mind filter to cope with it most of the time.  Then, when something happens, a noise, a feeling, a circumstance, hyper-vigilance over takes.  Then there are the habits that we carry out without giving it a second thought.  Never park next to a van.  Walk with your keys and whistle or pepper spray in hand.  Never be the last woman to leave a party, don't just open the door, etc.
      It helps that I no longer live in the city but, I have yard dogs.  If I didn't have a child, I would have a gun.

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