I couldn't have said it better myself

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Feministing has an amazing bit on the boogeymen that we make rapists out to be, when in fact they are your neighbour, your friend, a family member, someone you know. It hit me like a ton of bricks, reminding me of how my dormmates in college could not conceive how I would go for walks alone at all hours of the night and yet I was raped by my boyfriend.
We're taught to be afraid while walking alone, especially at night, but not given the tools to recognize warning behaviours in men who are close to us. Particularly the ones with whom we tend to find ourselves alone.