As a young woman this thread is quite upsetting and scary to read and honestly I think I'll regret posting in it. The recent talk around this issue I feel has been wildly misunderstood by many men. As women we know that most men are good, most men aren't a threat, but so many of us have had many terrifying experiences that we are wary of all men in order to try and keep ourselves safe. This isn't "tarring all men with the same brush" because we KNOW it isn't all men, the problem is we don't know WHICH men. I wish that more men were more empathetic when conversations like these come up, but often many are straight to the defence.