I've discussed this with two women friends of mine and they are ALWAYS on guard of being raped and they are constantly checking if any man is following them, never go down poorly lit streets, purposely wear ugly or baggy concealing clothes when out alone and one even carries pepper spray everywhere she goes and the other has taken karate lessons for the event of being attacked. They have never been attacked but live in a constant state of paranoia whether real or not that any man can abduct them and rape or kill them. Wow. As a big guy I never felt threatened even in a big city or dangerous areas of town so I never realized how this fear controls so many women's lives. Are my two friends unusual in their constant fear of rape or is it pretty universal among most women?