My heart goes out to the 85-year-old woman who was robbed and sexually assaulted a couple of days ago on 83rd Street and Madison Avenue, one of the wealthiest corners of Manhattan. She was out walking at 5:30 am, when a young man forced her into an out-of-sight entryway to one of the private houses on the block and made her perform oral sex. The depraved animal is now on the run. Luckily, a camera captured his image.
The majority of women in our mothers’ generation, like generations of women before them, is physically and mentally vulnerable to attacks such as this. I don’t believe the FOF generation will be as vulnerable because we’re stronger all around. I won’t necessarily be able to overtake a 25-year-old brute with sheer force, but I sure would figure out a way to kick him in the —- before I went near his penis. I’d risk my life for it.