The true meaning of heroes!
Date rape is a serious issue. It is estimated that over 70% of rapes happen to someone who knows their attacker. While us women are urged not to leave our drinks alone, getting rohypnoled can sometimes happen right in front of you with just a little sleight of hand. It’s unfortunate that many women are told not to dress a certain way or act a certain way instead of men being taught respect and the meaning of consent.
In the following case, it’s so heartwarming that women are not only supporting other women, but looking out for them – even if they are strangers. We often hear stories of people who witness a crime or someone in distress and don’t say anything, or help. Hopefully this story will urge others to help other people.
Everyone needs to read this scary story that fortunately has a happy ending.
The Facebook Post
Recently Facebook user Sonia Ulrich posted her story of her and her two girl friends who were out to dinner one night. “I was going on about something and saw Monica staring behind and making a funny face. I stopped. ‘What’s going on?’ After a few seconds she said ‘That guy just put something in her drink,'” Sonia wrote.
The restaurant this event took place in was no dive bar. Sonia described it as a casual fine dining kind of place. The couple that her and friends were watching seemed like they were familiar with one another. Sonia and friends were at first shocked before deciding to do the right thing.
“After a few ‘Oh god. What do we do’s, I got up to find her in the bathroom to tell her. Warn her. Tell her to get up and leave this creep. Make him drink it. Something. So, after feeling awkward hanging out by the sinks in the bathroom til she was done, I approached. ‘Hey! Um, this is kind of weird, but, uh, we saw the guy you were with put something in your drink.'”