From The Guardian newspaper: Stranded at sea: amateur female sailors speak of sexual abuse by captains they met online

SloopJonB

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violent self-defense against a violent criminal is probably slightly more effective than non-violent self-defense, but maybe that's just me.
One of my favourite stories was a newspaper article decades ago about a nurse who was attacked by a creep in the early hours after her shift.

She was heading home across the "campus" of VGH when he attacked her.

Big mistake - she was a martial arts expert and seriously kicked his ass. Then she dragged him into emergency and called the cops while her colleagues patched him up. :cool:

I would love to see stories like that routinely. Maybe there would be fewer Incel rapists around.
 

Somebody Else

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... and females looking for female victims ...

Oh yeah.
Remember Jenn Appel and Tofu?
jennifer_is_a_man.jpg
 

LB 15

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women in Sailing Anarchy or South Africa?!
Well if he did mean that women in Sailing Anarchy are more likely to be raped I disagree. Insulted, offended even outraged at times but not raped. However what risk they put themselves at unrelated to here is a different matter altogether. I recall one female poster heading off alone to a remote Greek island and getting on a random Greeks dudes boat. She bragged about it.
So the moral of the story is the best self defence a girl can have is a personality like fingernails down a chalk board, and a face like a slapped arse.
 

NeedAClew

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ugly girls are targeted just as much as pretty ones. Best defense is pepper spray and a weapon, combined with awareness and training.
Yep. Awareness and training help one not to instinctively freeze in front of a predator. It can be unlearned. Yes, I know. Difference between freezing when a predator grabs your tits from behind or puts its hands on your shoulders and taking action.
 

Howler

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Interesting how this thread is only about a male skipper looking for female crew. What about the not obvious gay skipper looking for male victims?
The case of male skipper looking for female victims and the case of male skipper looking for male victims both share the obvious power imbalance of skipper and crew, but the latter former adds all the many layers of inherent, structural power imbalance that come from gender. Yeah, the two scenarios are sort of the same, but they're also sort of different.
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Howler

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So the moral of the story is the best self defence a girl can have is a personality like fingernails down a chalk board, and a face like a slapped arse.
yeah, fuck right off with that whole "ugly women don't get raped/assaulted/harassed" trope. Rape, assault, and harassment aren't about sex, they're about power and subjugation.
 

kent_island_sailor

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The case of male skipper looking for female victims and the case of male skipper looking for male victims both share the obvious power imbalance of skipper and crew, but the latter adds all the many layers of inherent, structural power imbalance that come from gender. Yeah, the two scenarios are sort of the same, but they're also sort of different.
In either case you are in a confined area with no way out with someone who wants to fuck you. Assuming you don't also feel that way, this is a total nightmare scenario in some ways much worse than having a bad cellmate at the local jail. You could just vanish at sea and no one could ever prove a thing, at least your roomie in cell block 6 will get busted if he or she kills you. "I have no idea how this dead person got into my locked cell" worked as a defense in no court ever :rolleyes:
 
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