This may not be an everyday occurence but still makes me so angry that the rapist and his accomplice got away with it.
I have a 17 year-old daughter. Maybe this 17 year-old girl in the story is not as "sheltered" as my daughter.
Sheltered or not, any girl caught in this kind of situation may not be able to escape.
I wish I could get my hands on this b.s.a.d!
What does a girl do in her situation? I can imagine my daughter, waiting for me outside a shopping complex, and some guy puts up a drama, confuses and deceives my daughter in the process and, abducts her....
My kids - Adel and Shaira - used to go for taekwondo classes. Kak Eda and I learnt a bit of silat from my late uncle when he used to visit us regularly during the time Bapak was in (ISA) detention.
And, I've always been keen on Aikido.
I'd want Shaira to take that up, or kickboxing, silat, or whatever form of martial arts so she can defend, or save herself in desperate and dangerous situations.
I would suggest that girls, women take up martial arts for self defence.
Because, sometimes, there is no one else there for you.