Since the last thread derailed a bit, I started this one. Hope that's okay...I promise I won't let this one end up being about me and my rabid, man destroying, taser happy, decent-single-dude slicing madness. So basically, let's have some concrete rape prevention ideas. Short term... Your daughter is going out for the night. What behavioural rules do you want her to follow - not just 'be aware of your surroundings' but a set of easily remembered rules for her to follow? What do you want her to have on her - improviseable weapons for example? Ideas I shared in the other thread included soft drinks cans and hair slides (the claw shaped ones). Long term... what steps would you like her to take to be safer? What skills would you ask her to learn? BJJ, Judo, Muay Thai? Carry and learn to use range weapons if they're legal? Assertiveness training since a goodly proportion of rapists hunt based on behavioural signals of vulnerability? Go.