A desire to belong is the reason women respond with tolerance to the sexual advances of men. I witnessed it as a freshman who never went to coed and public schools prior to pursuing an undergraduate degree.
Campus crimes like date rape and fraternity hazing loomed large in late night activities. I did not want to come across as so prudish as to snub those but I wished badly to carry a Taser to prevent rape every time I went to a party.
I was introduced to the Taser C2 in one of my older sibling?s weekend trips home from university. He talked about how a couple of wiring 15 feet long with darts at their tips protected the user from the target.
How he reiterated that I could lawfully carry a Taser to prevent rape once I turned 18. He warned me about date rape drugs, underlining that I could shoot a C2 while drunk or drugged. It would work on any part of the attacker?s body.
I now know he was not kidding, not about the Taser C2 nor the words of advice. How I came to find out he was dead serious was itself a learning experience.
I went to see a gig of some bands with some schoolmates including someone from the dorm next door. I do not suppose he knew I would carry a Taser to prevent rape because he was all over me that night.
We were in the thick of the crowd, kids who were intoxicated and blissed out, when he made a quite forceful sexual proposition. I turned it down and he got mad. I had to deal with him all by myself.
The incident taught me to be less accommodating at the risk of losing friends. When he realized I was dauntless enough to carry a Taser to prevent rape, he withdrew. The sight of my C2 was all it took.
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