I hereby grant permission to the Chamber of Commerce in Dickinson, to reprint the following information contained in “Note To Farmers In Dickinson About Getting Raped”.
Farmers in Dickinson: You are no more likely to get raped by having given permission for someone to park trucks and trailers on your property, than if you had not given permission. Let’s look at the facts.
There are many people in Dickinson who live in apartments, and perhaps twenty people pass within ten feet of their front door each day. Twenty People!, Ten Feet!, that sounds like pretty slim odds, but the apartment dwellers are not raped. Let’s take another look.
In Dickinson, there are people who live on City blocks. At the opposite corner of the block, people park and get in and out of their cars, day and night. Day and Night!, Day and Night!, yes day and night. And they don’t rape people.
Consider this, if your house is 200 feet from a public road, there are probably people that you don’t know, who drive down that road every day. If you grant permission for someone to park their truck or trailer 500 feet from your house, they are no more likely to rape you than the people who drive 200 feet from your house every day on the public road.
The fact that you give someone permission to park a truck or trailer on your property does not increase your chances of being raped. People that want to rape you, will try to rape you whether they have permission to be on your property or not.
As a farmer, you are much more likely to be raped coming out of a bar in Watford City, than you are on your own farm. Here are a few tips: Don’t wear tight jeans. Don’t let people buy you drinks and get you drunk at the bar. Always check you tractor cab before you get in.
Also coming soon for farmers in Dickinson, “The Do’s and Don’ts of Animal Husbandry”, and “Don’t Stick Your Finger In That Socket!”