Women have to protect each other. We have to protect each other whenever and wherever we can. It's up to us to stand up for each other, to step up, and to speak up. Bad things happen to girls and women at parties, bars, malls, skating rinks, and even out in the open at restaurants while they're having dinner with a friend. Not all men are predators, rapists, or abusers, no one thinks that, but all women have or will be the victim of that kind of behavior. They will be called liars and disbelieved too many times. They will be shamed and blamed for what happens to them. They will be told how they could have stopped it and what they did wrong. I say screw that. Women can protect each other.
1. Awareness is Your First Line of Defense
It pays to be aware of your immediate surroundings. It's essential. You need to be aware for your own safety and for the safety of the people you're with, but you're also helping the women around you when you're vigilant. You might spot someone dropping something into a woman's drink. You might see a man hovering a little too close. As you're walking to your car at night, you might spot a date going bad or suspicious activity in the shadows.