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By Anonymous - / Sunday 10 March 2013 00:40 / United Kingdom
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I'm assuming it was some type of warning, she just wants you to be safe. On the bright side at least it wasn't a rape whistle

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Not giving a rape whistle doesn't mean there's no danger of rape. It just means her friend's practical: a Taser or pepper spray might physically stop an attack, a whistle is just a hope to stop it.

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Yeah, I think a rape whistle would be utterly useless. Who hears a whistle and automatically thinks, "Oh no! That whistle can only mean that someone is being brutally attacked. I should run in the direction of that whistle on the off chance I'll actually find the location this crime is being committed, then immediately put myself in harm's way to help a total stranger." It's like not bothering to learn how to change a tire and deciding that if you ever get a flat you'll turn your hazar

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Here in South Africa a rape whistle would be of absolutely no use. A taser and pepper spray would up her chances a bit, I'd say all the way up to a 44.6% of not getting raped! ;p

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Have you been there before? I underestimated the crime and quickly learned not to. Beautiful country. Wonderful people. Horrible crime.

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40 - Is Johannesburg that bad compared to the rest of the country? I thought it was all bad. I know a family from there who moved to Melbourne to escape the crime.

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#40 the crime depends on what part of the country you're in. Some places are a lot safer than others. In Johannesburg alone you're generally fine in Sandton but you're completely screwed if you go to Hillbrow or Newtown (CBD area)

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Stop talking through your arse #133 - If you apply a small bit of logic, and not be stupid by walking around in Jhb late at night, you will be fine. Like anywhere else, during the day everybody there is just on their way to and from work.

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Yeees, and the friends who had a machete pulled out on them, were just over-exaggerating...were they?! Look at the crime stats for South Africa. Or were they extracted from my rectum too?

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Clearly you have no idea what you're talking about. So many of my friend have been mugged during the day is jhb one even got stabbed.

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my uncle was a security contractor for the south African government in the 80s and 90s, things were real tense then and that animosity still lingers

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