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Friday, May 10th, 2013SUGGEST NEWS

Women Driving Around Alone with Strangers?
Posted by: Nebuchadnezzar on May 10th, 2013 @ 6:09PM

So this game ingress. introduces a game where you drive around all over, especially at night, running into other players. The end game encourages you to team up with players or especially team up with 8 players to be at full power.

Now there are all these women playing. There even seem to be more women then men. Which is fine, but one woman on the other team is driving around with strangers in her car alone at hours 10-1 a.m. She has a kid at home too. Now I presented this as being dangerous. I called it "a rape waiting to happen." which the 2 allied women found SUPER OFFENSIVE. Wouldn't a non idiot think that's dangerous? One of them even said they carry around pepper spray. There were 8,000 rapes last year in California, and 500 in Orange County alone. One woman countered, well men get raped too. But let's be realistic, who is doing the raping? Guys. They don't even seem to track how many men were raped. Probably all in prison. So isn't it dumb to get in cars alone with them, at night, when you DON'T REALLY KNOW THEM? I think so. You're trusting someone just because they downloaded some app on the google store. That's a great method to weed people out. Just cuz you drive into someone 3-4 times at a portal, doesn't mean you know them.

They told me I'm sexist and one even left the chat. haha. One told me I'm uneducated. I think I'm dealing with the age gap. I'm 38, these people are in their 20s living in Orange County. They don't even know crime. I've had my house broken into 2x. I've been chased by a gang. I've had my car stolen 2x. I've lived next to a drug house. I've lived next to a dirty cop. I've lived next to a pysho animal beheader. I've had a gang of kids who broke into cars being chased by the cops run by my garage. And I'm a guy. I even had my car stolen in Orange County. All this happened in California.

Maybe the world has just gone into a shitpile where there's no chivalry or defending of women anymore. I know mine wants to be defended, esp at night. She calls and gives updates, gives complete info when she travels including the motels. When she does craigslist sales she meets at a neutral spot or has people there with her.

So what do you think? Is it dumb to try to educate these players about being smart about who they are alone with at night? I did say it's dumb for guys too. Am I dealing with idiots?



Driving alone with Strangers
2013-05-10 18:03:57

Pretty Risky

75.56% (34)

Perfectly Fine

8.89% (4)

I dont know

15.56% (7)

TOTAL VOTES: 45

I sure as heck wouldn't want anyone I care about, male or female, riding around at night alone with strangers. Rape, robbery, murder, etc. would all be running through my head.

Big W
- 2013-05-10 18:06:02


I hate to be a total yes man, but you are on point with all this Nebu. I think these girls are just displaying their naivete. The timing of your post couldn't be any better. Apparently that Cleveland kidnapper/rapist/murder left a note that basically said his victims were stupid because they got into a car with a strange man.

BlueFalcon
- 2013-05-10 19:56:08


probably just as dangerous as hitchhiking.

saying they're inviting rape is offensive to women because it plays to the blame the victim angle where its never the victims fault, which it isn't.

however, what you're actually trying to say is that they're putting themselves in horrible situations. girls wearing skirts to bars while getting drunk aren't inviting rape, however they are making themselves easier targets. tourists who walk around holding their phones in their hands while looking at sights and then get their phone stolen aren't inviting someone to rob them, but they aren't being smart about their situation.

use the wrong word and you're sounding sexist, but you're also trying to have a rational conversation with someone clearly lacking some reasoning abilities

killer6600
- 2013-05-11 04:00:48


Some people just don't like it when you don't mince words. But you're basically on point.

Everybody's got to take stock of their own safety.

"I'm going to go drive around with a person I don't know that well, I met him playing a game on the internet." Does it necessarily sound like a good idea? No, but assuming you're dealing with adults, you've voiced your concern, and that's about all you can do.

Ykant
- 2013-05-11 09:58:52

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Big W
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May 10th, 2013 @ 6:06PM

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I sure as heck wouldn't want anyone I care about, male or female, riding around at night alone with strangers. Rape, robbery, murder, etc. would all be running through my head.
supervillain
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May 10th, 2013 @ 6:38PM

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Is this a good game to meet young chicks IRL? Maybe I should check it out.
Dragonlor
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May 10th, 2013 @ 7:14PM

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California
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This sounds like a game that should be sponsored by Craigslist. "Creepy lonely Male seeks Female to Ingress with."
ivehadnoduisforthreeweeks
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May 10th, 2013 @ 7:29PM

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"She has a kid at home too."

I wonder if she got the first kid this way.
BlueFalcon
Word To Your Mom

May 10th, 2013 @ 7:56PM

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I hate to be a total yes man, but you are on point with all this Nebu. I think these girls are just displaying their naivete. The timing of your post couldn't be any better. Apparently that Cleveland kidnapper/rapist/murder left a note that basically said his victims were stupid because they got into a car with a strange man.
Charkoth
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May 10th, 2013 @ 8:09PM

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Let's face it, if someone is looking to rape someone they're going to do it, and probably not going to be the tech-savvy nerdy type who is a ingress beta-tester. I don't think riding around with strangers met in this game is inviting rape, although I can understand the fear of that. I've met over a dozen guys in this game so far and every one of them pretty geeky nerdy people, some of these guys are straight out of revenge of the nerds and most of the women are close as well.

Now I wouldn't advise women to go riding around with random strangers from a bar especially with people intoxicated but I don't think there is anything especially dangerous with it, especially since a lot of conversations, GPS locations etc. are all tracked by Google and it would be easy to identify a criminal and apprehend them.

That said, I'm riding with a carload of strangers to Pittsburgh tomorrow morning to go turn it blue haha.



nate_orenstam
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May 10th, 2013 @ 8:45PM

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its riskier behaviour than staying home, i guess, but you could probably go a long long time without being mistreated. there might have been 500 (reported) rapes in orange county but there's over three million people in orange county. most of them are not violent criminals.
Canadia142
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May 10th, 2013 @ 11:06PM

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Hell yes it's dangerous to get into stranger's cars at night. I did that once and ended up getting solicited by some dude. I got out of the car quick after he told me I could finish in his mouth as his last plea for the act....

Yeah, don't ever get involved with strangers at night.

This was in hickville North Dakota. Just think of what could happen in Cali.

EDITED: 2013-05-10 23:07:04
killer6600
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May 11th, 2013 @ 4:00AM

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probably just as dangerous as hitchhiking.

saying they're inviting rape is offensive to women because it plays to the blame the victim angle where its never the victims fault, which it isn't.

however, what you're actually trying to say is that they're putting themselves in horrible situations. girls wearing skirts to bars while getting drunk aren't inviting rape, however they are making themselves easier targets. tourists who walk around holding their phones in their hands while looking at sights and then get their phone stolen aren't inviting someone to rob them, but they aren't being smart about their situation.

use the wrong word and you're sounding sexist, but you're also trying to have a rational conversation with someone clearly lacking some reasoning abilities
Disastrous Fate
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May 11th, 2013 @ 8:37AM

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"That said, I'm riding with a carload of strangers to Pittsburgh tomorrow morning to go turn it blue haha."

Why are you going to Pittsburgh? More importantly, why with a bunch of strangers?
Wootah
non-leet

May 11th, 2013 @ 9:12AM

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DF because he is so thoroughly addicted to ingress! And with strangers because you need a group to be at max power (and if his family/friends aren't into ingress, who else would go with him and just want to drive around all day)?
Ykant
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May 11th, 2013 @ 9:58AM

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Some people just don't like it when you don't mince words. But you're basically on point.

Everybody's got to take stock of their own safety.

"I'm going to go drive around with a person I don't know that well, I met him playing a game on the internet." Does it necessarily sound like a good idea? No, but assuming you're dealing with adults, you've voiced your concern, and that's about all you can do.
BiVRiP
General

May 11th, 2013 @ 10:36AM

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Canada
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Bang on Killer. Echoing my thoughts exactly.
Charkoth
Right Wing Extremist

May 11th, 2013 @ 7:27PM

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Had some good fun in Pittsburgh, traveled all over the city and although a couple of the chicks in the group asked me if I had to choose between getting "ass" or playing ingress which would it be (didn't answer), none of them tried to rape me so I'd say the whole experience was worth the risk!

Well said Killer. It is a shame that people have to be dance around words to get a point across. Still it is an even bigger shame that so few people are willing to trust a stranger all the time. I have a penchant for giving hitchhikers a lift when I have the time and everyone says I'm crazy for it but I'm trusting of random people until I'm given a reason not to trust them.
BlueFalcon
Word To Your Mom

May 11th, 2013 @ 7:43PM

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Hitchhikers Charkoth? Wow. Don't they stink up your car?
Miamihrrcne
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May 12th, 2013 @ 6:50AM

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this all sounds like something muslim people would say
Noss
Peon

May 12th, 2013 @ 10:39PM

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Canada
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Yeah, what killer said.
Charkoth
Right Wing Extremist

May 13th, 2013 @ 6:42AM

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OHIO
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If I'm driving my beater I don't care what they smell like. Besides, i'm not picking up hobos off the street, these are just people down on their luck or stranded somewhere who need a lift.
Nebuchadnezzar
The King

May 13th, 2013 @ 9:54AM

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omg you pick up hitch hikers? wtf!
Charkoth
Right Wing Extremist

May 13th, 2013 @ 12:34PM

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Well Ohio isn't California Nebu...a lot less crazies out here. Too many people are unwilling to show kindness to strangers these days due to unrealistic fears.
Ykant
Special Ops

May 13th, 2013 @ 7:50PM

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2004-09-14
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Chicago, USA
Posts: 195
Ohio? I don't know, I heard there were some guys in Ohio like, kidnapping women and locking them up for years at a time...
Charkoth
Right Wing Extremist

May 15th, 2013 @ 6:48AM

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2003-05-08
Location:
OHIO
Posts: 2764
Yeah I'm waiting for the right girl looking for a ride to come along...

But yeah the best stories of crazy people come out of Ohio and Florida but from a population density standpoint, California has way more wackjobs per sq. mile than any other State I've been to or know of.




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