Females fear (r)ape. Not unreasonably. They fear it more than anything else. Completely unreasonably. Why? Well, because in the days of pre-historic societies people were much more xenophobic and honest than they are now. Hell, they were much more honest about it not fifty to two-hundred years ago. Take America for instance. Specifically the strange divide between blacks and whites. When whites wanted to proliferate xenophobia among their own kind they bitched about about blacks wanting to (r)ape white women. When blacks wanted to proliferate xenophobia among their own kind they bitched about whites wanting to (r)ape black women. Even though, even now, inter-race relations is had on the fringes of both societies. (Both consensual and non-consensual.) Why is this? Because they're more honest about what it's all about: Fear of the outsider. This has extended to the feminist ideology where the insider is the female and the outsider is the male. (The anti-feminist chauvinists belief what they do in reaction to the preachings of the feminists so their opinions are practically irrelevant as it's the feminists that are at war with society, not the anti-feminist chauvinists. No matter how much they wish to pretend they are.) Another point: I mentioned that to fear (r)ape more than anything else is completely unreasonable. Which it is. (R)ape, by definition, is the sexual violation of somebody (or something, if applied amongst animals) that may or may not include overt physical assault which occurs in a relatively short period of time. Now, physical assaults (both sexual and non-sexual) is perhaps the easiest for our psyches to numb themselves to. That's how our psyches work. It's the easiest because it's the simplest and most direct form of trauma. Here are the other forms which are worse, from least to most severe. First, verbal abuse. While insulting and rumour spreading is bad, neither really compares to nagging. Nagging is, by definition, constantly complaining to somebody about what that somebody is doing. Even over a relatively short period of time it can change a person and make them more edgy. Over a long period of time it completely changes people and turns them into a neurotic mess. Keep in mind that that means the abused would constantly try to, and fail, live up to the abuser's expectations. Because the abuser has no expectations. Because they're a neurotic mess. themselves. (Almost certainly because they themselves were nagged over a long period of time.) This plays with our innate need and want to conform to society. Second, emotional abuse. Simple really. Take something or somebody you love and have somebody hurt said something or somebody. Each and every one of us with even an ounce of empathy (by definition said empathy is needed to be able to love anything) means we'd sooner accept physical trauma over emotional trauma. The very making of the decision is traumatic, let alone living with the consequences. It's also that which encompasses all other forms of abuse as we're numbing ourselves to our emotions in order for our psyches to continue working relatively unhindered. It's also impossible to numb yourself to without completely shutting your emotions down. Creating a whole bunch of excess problems that usually doesn't come from psychical or verbal abuse. Thirdly, spiritual abuse. Specifically, isolation. While we can numb ourselves to excess, we can't numb ourselves to inefficiencies. Humans need other Humans. So that we may compare ourselves to them. So that we may conform to them, make certain our ideas aren't completely insane and have them set limits for us. Without that third party input, we go insane. And it seems to start about an hour after you're fully conscious. Every single day. Which means after that hour you're gradually going insane, becoming increasingly neurotic and eccentric. Basically you're becoming less Human. Unlike the other traumas, this one has no built-in defence mechanism. You just go insane. In order to stop going insane (not reverse but stop) you need to come into contact with another Human and engage with them. Over a period of time you'll superficially get better but your mind won't recover from your isolation. The trauma that comes from the other abuses might be treatable over time, depending on circumstance, but this has no treatment.