Are you going to some mass-celebration of New Year’s Eve on Sunday night? If so, are you afraid of being sexually assaulted?
Chances are that’s not a major concern this weekend for either women or men going out to First Night revelries in Boston or other cities and towns in Massachusetts and across the country. It’s best to take some precautions, as always; but hardly anyone moving about in a large crowd will be thinking about fending off potential attackers.
Yet it’s a major fear in Germany, because it has happened so frequently in recent years. Authorities in Berlin are actually setting up a “safe zone” where women can go in hopes of increasing their chances of not being molested.