1 in every 3 men in South Africa has admitted to having raped a woman. One. In every THREE. So how about the ones who didn't admit it? I don't understand a society where rape is common. I don't want to live there either.
I have a preoccupation with the safety of my money-maker. In addition to that,I am literally allergic to pain. I want to do my Masters in Literature,but I can't figure out where to do it. (South Africa,at this point,is pretty much out) But only because I need to feel safe wherever I am. I barely feel safe in Nairobi. (my friend got shot at the other day-refer to Fears that Bind-and the chemist 50m away just got robbed) I am earnestly looking for somewhere where I can feel safe. Or at the very least,where the system works,and 911 is not a number you call on a prank-calling sleepover night.
Then again,is anyone really safe,and is this ever dependent on where you live? I think so. If you believe in a supernatural power,safety is from above. But,that supernatural power has granted you the blessing of logic. You're not about to go live in a well-known gangster/drug neighbourhood. You are not Mr. T. This is not a drill. It's just I want my chances of,you know,death,to be reduced,a bit,regardless of the fact that I could die from a brain aneurysm in a fortified castle completely distanced from civilization as well as a random shoot out on the street. Utumishi kwa wote. Yeah right.
What do you think? Where do you feel safe? Is there any point of 'safe' neighbourhoods and working police? Everybody needs good neighbours. AND WHERE DO I MOVE TO?...I'm calm.