I can't help myself but I get so angry when young women go missing. They feel that they are invincible, that nothing would or could happen to them. It is so difficult to get through to them. I get angry when they are lost and cannot be found.
Oh boy, big time agree. One of my ex-girlfriends, all five foot eff all and hundred and eff all of her, used to run around the Aberdeen docks at night with her iPod going. Drove me mad. As anyone who has taken the time to read some of my earlier posts knows, I am not one to think about boogeymen around every corner or promote hiding under the bedsheets, but there's being prudent and there's being stupid. I always thought she was the latter.
I am sorry, but human behaviour and simple biology dictate that a person bent on doing someone harm is going to pick on the smaller person first. Think about wolves choosing young or elderly animals and the wounded.
I felt the same way as well (invisible) when I was in my 20's. Somehow when in your 20's a trusting attitude prevails. A common belief that the world is wonderful. It is difficult to teach them to play safe and be safe without instilling fear in them, which is the last thing that a parent wants to do.
I still have this view that the world is inherently good and it has gotten me hurt a couple of times. Considering that I am a little more careful now than I once was but that doesn't change my view that most people generally do not mean harm.
All of this said, it's hard, especially in this case, for anyone to definitively say what has happened and how it happened.