As we were there and walking there (parking over a quarter mile away in the rain is a bad idea) I was thinking about how LAME it is that as two women, we have to be worried about being attacked. I've read a lot about this and there's not much I can add to it, but for those of you that haven't read about this sort of thing, I'll rant a little.
In our society (that's right, I said society) there's a lot of violence against women. There are a lot of assaults and rape and that's made a lot of women paranoid. I know I couldn't stop looking behind me and was freaked out that there was a man behind us the whole way (he was the only other person on the street).
Women, subconsciously and consciously, take a lot of precautions so as to avoid assault. Locking their doors right as they get into their cars, traveling in pairs at all times, keeping an eye out- it's exhausting. I spent most the night last night watching one creepy guy stare intensely at SC. We had to move to a crappier spot at the concert because of him.
I really hate that I can never really feel safe out by myself.
<3 - CFC