She had noticed a man watching her as she left the bar. She then noticed that the same man appeared to be following her from a distance.
She began to pick up her pace to a slow jog as she made her way along the sidewalk in the 4700 block of Thackeray Avenue NE.
She turned to see where the suspect was and within seconds was tackled from behind and knocked to the ground.
Rapists aren't going to stop simply because they're asked
[Rape prevention] is the conversation I would like to see happening at the Seattle Police Department, and not just among women on women's blogs. Not a convoluted and ever-growing list of how to prevent your own rape by wearing the right non-rapey hairstyle or crossing the street in the most anti-rape fashion or sleeping in past the raping hour.
That is not helping women.
Yes, the culture needs to change. I completely agree. But in the meantime, I think it's nice to provide advice to people who want it.