Manas, thank you for sharing your thoughts.
I understand your feelings ...I can't imagine that any man in my family would rape, violence just doesn't occur. Women are beloved and respected in my family, I'd even say, *adored*, if it wasn't such a silly word, and the men are exemplary in being gentleman-like.
The mere idea they would rape is ridiculous, out of the question.
I am afraid this has made me very, very trusting and my trust was only disappointed very rarely.
Most men seem very protective of me and supportive.
But I sometimes heard terribles stories from school mates and friends.
I heard from several girls that their own fathers had raped them regularly from as early on as 14. . They told me themselves and cried.
It was a notion so alien to me I was speechless.
Several women I know got date-raped and worse.
We know what happens in wars...
Here is a study that might be sobering:http://www.google.de/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=& ... 4169,d.bGE