From time to time, we share stories from our students and friends. They may be actual attacks or close calls.
From Jodi M. of Wisconsin:
I think part of it is being aware of your surroundings. As a young woman I was coming home after bar time. I pulled into a drive way and when I started to get out of my car a tall man with long blond hair stood at the end of my driveway. I got back into my car and locked the door. He just stood there. Now this was long before I had a cell phone. So I started up my car, backed it up (towards him) he moved and I drove away. I drove around the block, parking a few houses away to observe. He was gone. Two weeks later a woman was raped one block over by someone of the same description. Ladies, keep your head up, look them in they eye and be aware of your surroundings.
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