I don't think I've ever read a thread ever, that I admired more than this one.
From a young age, I learnt to be frightened, yet I wasn't. Not that, that make sense. Rather, the "take" and "you will not" be it attempted rape, sending a woman overseas without her will for rape, sex, which a situation could have occurred, as it was promoted as " hostess" I was a Model at that time, or as you state on a daily basis, we are nothing...
The strong find a way of fighting against it, when I was 18, I had a situation whereby I was simply at a nightclub, dancing... When I exited a toilet, I was dragged outside, beaten, choked, pushed into a car, saw stars.
I saw what they state that 60 seconds of life flash before me, well. Stuff you 6ft.. I grabbed the corner of the window of the back seat of the car and I would not let go. A taxi driver saw me and didn't move. I was the lucky one, I got away. Only in Court he got my address. As it turned out he was a Pimp.
Go me, I got away, like em, we needed more of me.
It didn't make me weaker or fearful. It made me stronger and wary.
I think that women with some form of "don't" will always survive.
For me, I'm normal
But it could have affected me for life as I am sure it would for a lot of women in that position.
Things I have read, has broken my heart, again I am the lucky one....