Didn't anyone tell her anything? Parents? Hello? Anyone?
I am pretty much aware of anything that goes on around me. It's kind of hard to surprise me. For that matter, everyone who's been mugged or had something bad happen to them always had a gut feeling something was going to happen to them - and they didn't pay attention to it. I do, and that's why I have never been surprised, never been attacked because I always saw it coming, never had anything truly bad happen to me.
I also know alcohol deadens that spidey-sense. The more you drink, the more disabled it is.
I sometimes get the impression society insulates many women from reality. They're taken care of way too much. Here, get your college degree, we'll give you a make-work job, there are all kinds of social services for you. And they end up having no clue as to what bad things can happen to them.
For example, look at what rape is supposed to be on college campuses, as compared to real rape. Talk about naive!
I see horror as inherent in reality. Experience in life? Yes. All those folk tales my mother read to me as a kid? That, too. All the horror fiction I read. Yep.
But what are women raised on? Romance novels. And they expect men to show up and save them. Chivalry, you know. They still expect it.
I always keep in mind anyone can kill me. The only defense I have is to not do stupid things, stay out of stupid places, stay away from stupid people. And my gut, intuitive feelings.
But a noticeable number of women, essentially being big children, apparently have little to none of those defenses.
Bizarre that women still expect men to protect them, when so many of them abuse men - and don't know it's abuse. But imagine what would happen if men abused women and didn't protect them?
Women would be helpless, and there is little they could do to protect themselves. They are essentially 100% dependent on the good graces and chivalry of men.