Behave or Stay Home!!

  • When our date opens a car door for us, as we get in, we have to wonder if you’re just hoping to drive us off to a private spot where you can rape us.
  • We girls are taught from a young age to carry our keys locked between our fingers so that we can jab out the eyes of a would be attacker.
  • We’re cautioned, as soon as we can drive, to always watch the rear view mirror, in case a stranger is following us home, and if we’re being followed, we’re supposed to drive to a police station, or into a fire station, or somewhere else where we can easily get a lot of attention.
  • We’re the target market for an endless supply of small defensive gear, including mace and brass knuckle like devices, and necklaces that emit shrill whistles when we press a button to scare off an attacker and attract attention.



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Sue Hirsch

Sue Hirsch


Activist, Author, Secular Humanist, National of California, Wife, Mom, Daughter