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In some of the 'safe' suburbs of the Bay Area California, life is not the idyllic picture painted by society. Behind the row houses and sunshine, women often live in fear and experience moments that would seem to belong in a horror movie. In this int

In some of the 'safe' suburbs of the Bay Area California, life is not the idyllic picture painted by society. Behind the row houses and sunshine, women often live in fear and experience moments that would seem to belong in a horror movie. In this int

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Matthew commented on Harvest Lower Crime Rates with Urban Farming

This serves a two-fold purpose in a community. It can tie the community together in new ways and build a stable source of income or food in areas where typically they do not receive enough. Whether the community grows flowers or produce is going to largely depend upon the community and their specific needs. In urban United States I could see a produce garden with a small stand to sell extra's as well as community boxes set aside for those who participate in the garden working very well. In a larger plot the community could even look into aquaculture to raise fish and produce natural fertilizers as well as additional food.

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Matthew commented on Let’s hear from the men too!

Another empowering message, that could help to make the areas safer, might involve teaching about strong women in our public schools system. Using those women to provide role models for everyone to look up to and stop marginalized the female role in our history. Not just putting ads up.

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Matthew commented on Key to safety is within our homes

I can agree with this. Much of the risk comes from the culture and from willfully ignoring the problem. A focus on re-education and retraining culture will go a long way.