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GET THE FACTS FROM THIS RESEARCH ON WOMEN & SELF-DEFENSE: http://vaw.sagepub.com/content/20/3/252.abstract (FULL TEXT AVAILABLE AT CITE)



{September 30, 2014}   PREDATORS ARE CREATURES OF HABIT

POLICE NOW BELIEVE FOUR DIFFERENT UNIVERSITY GIRLS WHO HAVE BEEN ABDUCTED AND KILLED IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS AND IN THE SAME VICINITY AS HANNAH GRAHAM. ONE OF THE ABDUCTED AND MURDERED GIRL’S MOTHER TALKS ABOUT PREDATORS IN THE INTERVIEW FOLLOWING THIS LINK: http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2014/09/18/exp-erin-intv-harrington-virginia-missing-student.cnn.html



When I first read the police had a person of interest in the Hannah Graham case, there followed a sense of relief. But as the days ticked by and the POI went to the police without a lawyer, the police searched his apartment, and his car, and the investigation went on, the police never said what evidence they had to make the arrest. Here is what is known about the suspect last seen with Hannah: http://sync.democraticunderground.com/10025585938

Where is Hannah? Possibly anywhere between Charlottesville and Texas: http://www.wsls.com/story/26628837/charlottesville-police-chief-longo-keep-the-focus-on-finding-hannah

This morning I read an article that mentions two other women and a man who were assaulted in the same vicinity as Hannah Graham within a 48-hour timeframe of Hannah’s disappearance. The predator is reported to be a white male.

There may be more to this story than police have discovered as one of the victims is reported found near a railroad track “…unconscious—sleeping, or incapacitated…” which may well describe someone recovering from a date rape drug poisoning. The police didn’t indicate what the victim may have told them about the assault. http://www.c-ville.com/weekend-violence-wertland-area-rocked-alleged-assaults-days-around-hannah-grahams-disappearance/#.VCg1qUtN1uY Universities tend to be breeding grounds for predators.

IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING REGARDING HANNAH GRAHAM’S DISAPPEARANCE CONTACT THE CHARLOTTESVILLE POLICE: http://www.c-ville.com/arrest-police-double-search-hannah-graham/#.VCg8YUtN1uY

The reward for information leading to Hannah Graham has risen to $100,000. Anyone with any information that may be pertinent to the case should call the tip line at 295-3851 or visit a new tip website for the case at cpdtips@charlottesville.org.

STAY AWARE AND MAKE SELF-DEFENSE YOUR PRIORITY!



{September 26, 2014}   WHAT’S KNOWN ABOUT HANNAH GRAHAM

WHERE IS HANNAH?? http://www.hlntv.com/video/2014/09/25/does-jesse-matthew-know-where-find-hannah-graham



TREATS TO RELEASE NUDE PHOTOS OF EMMA WATSON AFTER HER INCREDIBLY INSPIRING SPEACH ABOUT GENDER EQUALITY TO THE UNITED NATIONS

The Internet reports that Watson had died, to “a long history of this sort of bullying aimed at women on …the Internet, especially feminists.” http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/23/showbiz/celebrity-news-gossip/emma-watson-speech-nude-photos-threat/index.html?hpt=hp_t4
“It’s just the latest in a long history of online efforts to intimidate, belittle, threaten and cow women into hiding and shutting up — the message, of course, being, if you dare to do or say something we don’t like, we’ll expose you in return,” McDonald wrote.
Watson’s speech, delivered Saturday as part of her role as a goodwill ambassador for U.N. Women, drew attention for her poignant remarks about the need for equality and for men to embrace feminism.
“If men don’t have to be aggressive in order to be accepted, women won’t feel compelled to be submissive,” she said. “If men don’t have to control, women won’t have to be controlled. Both men and women should feel free to be sensitive. Both men and women should feel free to be strong. … It is time that we all perceive gender on a spectrum, not as two opposing sets of ideals.”
Opinion: Emma Watson gives feminism new life http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/23/showbiz/celebrity-news-gossip/emma-watson-speech-nude-photos-threat/index.html?hpt=hp_t4

WOMAN BLAMED FOR HER OWN RAPE: http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/24/justice/woman-blamed-for-her-rape/index.html?iref=allsearch

LOVE EACH OTHER ALWAYS TRAVEL IN PAIRS AND MAKE SELF DEFENSE A PRIORITY.



EVERY 2 AND HALF MINUTES A SEXUAL ASSAULT HAPPENS: http://www.self-defense-mind-body-spirit.com/crime-statistics.html

A WOMAN WHO FIGHTS BACK GAINS AN 86% CHANCE OF AVOIDING RAPE: http://www.cjselfdefense.com/statistics.shtml

One woman will be forcibly raped every 6 minutes!. http://www.psdtc.com/Womens/womens_self_defense_rape_prevention.htm

ARE WE NUMB TO THESE STATISTICS. WOMEN ARE UNDER ATTACK.

GIRLS AND WOMEN PLEASE MAKE SELF DEFENSE A PRIORITY

Having the delusion that it can’t happen to you or that it’s something that only happens to other people is the kind of attitude predators depend on.: http://roogirl.com/14-self-defense-tips-every-woman-should-know/



Gender-based violence stems from the failure of governments and societies to recognize the human rights of women. It is rooted in a global culture of discrimination which denies women equal rights with men and which legitimizes the appropriation of women’s bodies for individual gratification or political ends…Violence against women feeds off discrimination http://www.amnestyusa.org/our-work/issues/women-s-rights/violence-against-women

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN IS A CROSS-CULTURAL PHENOMENON…BUT IT DOESN’T LOOK THE SAME IN EVERY CULTURE…http://www.academia.edu/947409/Cultural_issues_in_Violence_Against_Women

WORDS ALONE WILL NOT END THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN: More than a third of all women and girls – in countries rich or poor, in peace or at war – will experience violence in their lifetimes, the overwhelming majority of them at the hands of their partner. http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/poverty-matters/2013/jul/02/violence-against-women-armed-conflict

Up to 7 in 10 women around the world experience physical and/or sexual violence at some point in their lifetime http://endviolence.un.org/situation.shtml

Over 60 million girls worldwide are child brides, married before the age of 18. http://endviolence.un.org/situation.shtml

Approximately 140 million girls and women in the world have suffered female genital mutilation/cutting – See more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/what-we-do/ending-violence-against-women/facts-and-figures#sthash.OoyGvkgu.dpuf

Women and girls represent 55 per cent of the estimated 20.9 million victims of forced labour worldwide, and 98 per cent of the estimated 4.5 million forced into sexual exploitation – See more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/what-we-do/ending-violence-against-women/facts-and-figures#sthash.OoyGvkgu.dpuf

On March 20, 2014, The Global Partnership to End Violence Against Women launched a new initiative: the Gender-Based Violence Emergency Response and Protection Initiative.http://www.avonfoundation.org/causes/domestic-violence/funding/global-partnership/



Sexual Predator Warning Signs

Dr. Frank Lawlis, chairman of the Dr. Phil Advisory Board and Dr. Phil’s mentor, offers some insight into the development of a sexual predator:

“The typical sexual predator is very immature in his or her understanding of intimacy. It is like they really want closeness, but they lack the skills to feel satisfaction and trust. These feelings of frustration erupt into anger many times, and it is in this stage that the individual can become dangerous. Their acts are desperate. They try to find intimacy and caring for themselves, but when they can’t find it in appropriate ways, they demand it or find a child who has little resistance,” says Dr. Lawlis. “It is common to find parents of sexual predators also weak in skills of affection. Consequently, they cannot train or offer to meet these needs for their child. And then the cycle continues.”

There are some common characteristics of sexual predators. If you’re worried your teen may be a sexual predator, look for these warning signs:

Refusal to take responsibility for actions and blames others or circumstances for failures
A sense of entitlement
Low self-esteem
Need for power and control
Lack of empathy
Inability to form intimate relationships with adults
History of abuse
Troubled childhood
Deviant sexual behavior and attitudes

From the book, Protecting Your Children from Sexual Predators, by Dr. Leigh M. Baker.

Other Tips on Spotting a Sexual Predator:
Often offend where they won’t get caught — when they have misdirected people’s attention
Often married or in relationships
Offend when the victim is handy
Not always strangers, often family members, family friends and neighbors
Most attracted to adults
Good manipulators (seduction is an integral part)
Overly self-indulgent
Arrogant
Sexualize, objectify women
Users of various kinds of pornography
Typically known as rationalizers, intellectualizers, justifiers
Great helpers — are there to lend a helping hand — prey on people in need, when they can insinuate themselves in your life
Use stressful and vulnerable situations to get in — they find a need they can fill and they use that to get next to the victim
Common Attributes of Child Molesters:
— from A Profile of the Child Molester
Pedophiles are notoriously friendly, nice, kind, engaging and likeable.
Pedophiles target their victims, often insinuating themselves into that child’s life through their family, school, house of worship, sports, and hobbies.
Pedophiles are professional con artists and are experts at getting children and families to trust them.
Pedophiles will smile at you, look you right in the eye and make you believe they are trustworthy.
Dr. Phil reminds parents they must watch everyone in their child’s life!

Sexual Predator Warning Signs

Dr. Frank Lawlis, chairman of the Dr. Phil Advisory Board and Dr. Phil’s mentor, offers some insight into the development of a sexual predator:

“The typical sexual predator is very immature in his or her understanding of intimacy. It is like they really want closeness, but they lack the skills to feel satisfaction and trust. These feelings of frustration erupt into anger many times, and it is in this stage that the individual can become dangerous. Their acts are desperate. They try to find intimacy and caring for themselves, but when they can’t find it in appropriate ways, they demand it or find a child who has little resistance,” says Dr. Lawlis. “It is common to find parents of sexual predators also weak in skills of affection. Consequently, they cannot train or offer to meet these needs for their child. And then the cycle continues.”

There are some common characteristics of sexual predators. If you’re worried your teen may be a sexual predator, look for these warning signs:

Refusal to take responsibility for actions and blames others or circumstances for failures
A sense of entitlement
Low self-esteem
Need for power and control
Lack of empathy
Inability to form intimate relationships with adults
History of abuse
Troubled childhood
Deviant sexual behavior and attitudes

From the book, Protecting Your Children from Sexual Predators, by Dr. Leigh M. Baker.

Other Tips on Spotting a Sexual Predator:
Often offend where they won’t get caught — when they have misdirected people’s attention
Often married or in relationships
Offend when the victim is handy
Not always strangers, often family members, family friends and neighbors
Most attracted to adults
Good manipulators (seduction is an integral part)
Overly self-indulgent
Arrogant
Sexualize, objectify women
Users of various kinds of pornography
Typically known as rationalizers, intellectualizers, justifiers
Great helpers — are there to lend a helping hand — prey on people in need, when they can insinuate themselves in your life
Use stressful and vulnerable situations to get in — they find a need they can fill and they use that to get next to the victim
Common Attributes of Child Molesters:
— from A Profile of the Child Molester
Pedophiles are notoriously friendly, nice, kind, engaging and likeable.
Pedophiles target their victims, often insinuating themselves into that child’s life through their family, school, house of worship, sports, and hobbies.
Pedophiles are professional con artists and are experts at getting children and families to trust them.
Pedophiles will smile at you, look you right in the eye and make you believe they are trustworthy.
Dr. Phil reminds parents they must watch everyone in their child’s life!

PROFILE OF ONLINE PREDATOR ~ IT CAN BE ALMOST ANYBODY YOU KNOW AND MOST OFTEN IS A WELL RESPECTED MEMBER OF THE COMMUNITY…THEY CAME FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE…PREDATORS COME FROM ALL RACES, AGES AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC SITUATIONS…: http://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/releases/amp-632111.pdf

STAY AWARE.



{September 23, 2014}   HELP FIND HANNAH GRAHAM

IT COULD BE YOU…EVERY PARENTS NIGHTMARE. PREDATORS ABOUND.. http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/23/us/virginia-hannah-graham-missing-what-we-know/index.html?hpt=us_c2

WHAT’S KNOWN TO DATE: http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/23/us/virginia-hannah-graham-missing-what-we-know/index.html?hpt=ju_c1



THE FIRST GUY SHOWN IN A MALL FOLLOWING HANNAH IS SHOWN LATER IN ANOTHER VIDEO WALKING WITH HIS ARM AROUND HANNAH’S WAIST. HE CAME FORWARD AND SAID SOMEONE ELSE WAS FOLLOWING HER.

NOW THIS IS AN ADDITIONAL SURVEILLANCE VIDEO SURFACED WHERE HANNAH IS RUNNING DOWN A STREET FROM A MAN: http://www.hlntv.com/video/2014/09/18/hannah-graham?clusterId=121#videoplayer



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