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Did you know that research has found people are more concerned with being polite than protecting their life? That’s why so many individuals walk into dangerous scenarios that, to an outsider, screamed of trouble. But when someone offers to help you, invites you in for tea, or tries to socially interact with you, the urge to conform to societal expectations (say yes, be polite, be gracious) might just be stronger than the urge to guard yourself. And I think that is especially true amongst women, who have been told for centuries to always be agreeable, pleasant, and pleasing. But enough is enough. If I feel my safety is at risk, I’m going to do what I have to do to protect myself, even if it comes off as rude. If the person didn’t intend to harm me, then hopefully, they’ll understand. If they did intend to harm me then thank goodness I followed my intuition. Here are times women feel obligated to be nice, but shouldn’t be.

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Accepting a walk to our car

Unless you know the person offering to walk you very well, you don’t have to accept this offer. It could just mean you’re walking through a dark and empty parking lot with your eventual attacker.


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