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Hmmmmm maybe this topic will sound a little weird, but i'll try anyway. People typically imagine that rape can happen to you if you walk at night and meet abusive stranger or group of strangers, etc. Or that you go out and party and get some drug in your drink. But what about rape by family member, friend/s or even your boyfriend? How do you prevent something like this? What are warning signs to look out for?

Ok, ok, i get it - self defense and stuff. But how to just get out of potentially dangerous situations *before* you have to use force to protect yourself?

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Hi evilcat. Before delving into this a bit more, is there a reason you are asking? Has someone harmed you in the past? Is there someone right now whom you're afraid will harm you? If you're currently in danger, please call 911 if it's an emergency, or if it's not an emergency, you can call the RAINN (Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network) hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE. It's confidential and you can hang up anytime. I'm glad to continue this discussion with you, but I want to know that you're safe first, or help you get to safety if you feel you're in danger.

Listen, strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.--Monty Python and the Holy Grail

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