imyeyes-banner-sqIn My EyesBy Edward B. Antonio

Getting out of the rape zone

In My Eyes: by Edward B. Antonio

(First of two parts)

Rapists abound everywhere, fellas.

In the Department of Education’s Anti-Child Abuse Program manual, molesters and rapist usually start in the family and its surroundings: fathers, brothers, uncles, grandfathers, family friends and neighbors.Rape in the country is very prevalent with the victims killed after the crime. India today is also bombarded with negative publicity regarding the government’s failure to stop the surge of gang rape. In Malaysia, a girl was gang raped by 38 men.Almost 3,000 rapes were reported to the police in Malaysia in 2012, of which 52 percent involved girls below 16.

Somewhere around the world, Conservative estimates suggest that 20,000 to 50,000 women were raped during the 1992-1995 war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, while approximately 250,000 to 500,000 women and girls were targeted in the 1994 Rwandan genocide.Between 50,000 and 64,000 women in camps for internally displaced people in Sierra Leone were sexually assaulted by combatants between 1991 and 2001.In eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, at least 200,000 cases of sexual violence, mostly involving women and girls, have been documented since 1996: the actual numbers are believed to be far higher.

The Rape of Nanking was literally rape in the real sense, fellas, as Japanese conquerors ravaged the city.Japanese soldiers raped thousands of girls and women, many of whom were dragged from their homes. By the end of December, 20,000 cases of rape had been reported. One girl was raped 37 times. Another had her four-month-old son smothered by the soldier who raped her. Some Japanese soldiers raped pregnant women, killed them, cut the fetuses out of their bodies and then had their picture taken with the fetuses. Some young Chinese women disguised themselves as elderly women to escape being raped.

How about a serial rapist, fellas?

Some researchers inter-viewed rapists while in prison and these info might help girls out there avoid getting raped:

1] The first thing men look for in a potential victim is hairstyle.They are most likely to go after a woman with a ponytail, braidor other hairstyle that can easily be grabbed. They are also likely togo after a woman with long hair. Women with short hair are not commontargets.

2] The second thing men look for is clothing. They will look for womenwhose clothing is easy to remove quickly. Many of them carry scissorsaround to cut clothing.

3] They also look for women using their cell phone, searching throughtheir purse or doing other activities while walking because they areoff guard and can be easily overpowered.

4] The number one place women are abducted from / attacked at isgrocery store parking lots.

5] Number two is office parking lots/garages.

6] Number three is public restrooms.

7] The thing about these men is that they are looking to grab a womanand quickly move her to a second location where they don’t have toworry about getting caught.

8] If you put up any kind of a fight at all, they get discouragedbecause it only takes a minute or two for them to realize that goingafter you isn’t worth it because it will be time-consuming.

9] These men said they would not pick on women who have umbrellas or other similar objects that can be used from a distance, in their hands.

10] Keys are not a deterrent because you have to get really close tothe attacker to use them as a weapon. So, the idea is to convince these guys you’re not worth it.

(More next week)