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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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      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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