This morning on my television set, I again got to witness yet another young murdered woman’s body being discovered. Her grandmother lives in the same small town I live in a few hours from Los Angeles, where this young woman was murdered and dumped.
Her father, who I saw on tv the other day is about my age, and now he gets to fly to LA to claim the body.
Why is it that so many young women are so fucking naive about the dangerous world in which we live? Why in the name of God would this particular woman go ALONE to meet this freak who told her he would take her picture which might possibly get her into modelling and acting? Why didn’t she take a friend with her?
Another young woman who he pulled this scam on took her boyfriend who watched from a distance in his car and ran to her aid when this freak got aggressive with her.
I understand that you can’t go through life always afraid, but it seems to me that many women (of all ages actually) live in a complete fucking fantasy world about their safety.
Do they understand that EVERY day rapists are released from a prisons all across the US? Do they understand that these guys don’t usually get better. Do they understand that they look for women who are alone and vulnerable?
I recently spoke to a woman on the phone for business from the LA area and she told me her husband transports prisoners around the LA area and he won’t let her drive alone any where.
She said he hears about and deals with the FREAKS in our society and he knows what they are capable of.
I am not talking about women who are attacked when they really were not in a dangerous place or situation. I’m talking about women who do things like this young woman did, or drive around alone with their doors unlocked, or who choose to drink to excess with no friends around to help them if there is some asshole who might hurt them.
I have a 17 year old daughter and if I start thinking too much, I will end up like the guy who won’t let his wife drive anywhere alone. But she has a cell phone and pepper spray in her car and I always tell her to lock her doors when she is driving.
When I walk down the street every night to my car, even as a man, I listen to sounds and I am aware of my surroundings in case someone comes up behind to try and hit me in order to rob me.
I know many women are very careful. I have a female friend who lives in a rural area with her husband who told me one night some guy followed her down the dirt road that leads to their house and when she got out to open their gate, he pulled up and got out “to ask directions” (well off the main road)
She carries a gun in her purse and she pulled it out and he was gone. She understands.
It is the ones who aren’t aware of how dangerous it is that baffle me. The ones who would go meet a “photographer” alone. I am sitting in my office alone typing this at 8:27 pm. If I was a woman, I wouldn’t be in here alone, unless I had a gun with me for protection like my friend had.
Women…Please…I don’t care if i sound sexist or condescending… PLEASE BE CAREFUL