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Has it become dangerous for a female real estate agent to show a man a house ?

Asked by Aster (19949points) September 30th, 2014

A man is in jail on one million dollars bail for allegedly murdering a woman who showed him a house for sale near Little Rock. They found her body in a shallow grave; he has pled not guilty.
Do you think it’s more risky for a woman to show homes to a man by herself than previously and why?

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janbb's avatar

One murder does not a trend make. If you want to run your life on fear you can but it’s a lousy way to live.

ibstubro's avatar

I think it’s was too early to draw any generalities from this story.

Has it become dangerous for a man to deliver pizza?

Another solitary job that would creep me out.

ucme's avatar

I’m not sold on the theory at all.

elbanditoroso's avatar

@janbb has it right. One incident does not make a rule.

But some folks will go all kinds of crazy on this, and we’ll end up with stupid rules and regulations as an overreaction.

ragingloli's avatar

Is it dangerous for a white real estate agent to show a black man a house?

ucme's avatar

How silly, people will be saying its not safe for a child to enter a priest’s holy place next…no, wait!

downtide's avatar

There was a well-publicised case in the UK in 1986 – the disappearance of Suzy Lamplugh . This is not a new thing.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I read an article on tis. He’s crazy. He says he did it because she was a female and alone. And a rich broker.

I think in this particular case it’s not motivated by the same things that make men get sexually aggressive (although I haven’t heard if she was molested or not) with virtually all women. In this case he’s just insane.

I’ve always thought real estate could be risky, especially for women.

CWOTUS's avatar

Oh, I’m glad to know that women can’t kill men, at least…

ucme's avatar

^^ You should sample the wife’s cooking :(

Dutchess_III's avatar

A man is going to have a better chance of fighting a woman off and escaping, @CWOTUS.

longgone's avatar

Yes…oh, if only we could go back to the ages of decency. ~

Dutchess_III's avatar

It’s always been this way, @longgone.

longgone's avatar

^ Observe the tilde!

ragingloli's avatar

There are enough scrawny men out there that could be vanquished by a little girl.

Seaofclouds's avatar

I don’t think it has changed. There has always been a risk that something could happen.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Does the tilde mean sarcasm?

longgone's avatar

…so, yes! ;)

Mariah's avatar

Ignoring the specific situation, there is always some risk involved when you go to a secluded space alone with a stranger. This is nothing new and doesn’t surprise me.

The risk is there and worth noting. Would I choose to live my life in such a way that the small risk significantly sways my actions? No, not me, personally.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Notice how beautiful she was. I think beautiful woman have a higher risk of this kind of crap happening.

CWOTUS's avatar

Gosh, before you know it, being a hooker might become dangerous, too. Oh, wait…

trailsillustrated's avatar

Being a hooker isn’t dangerous . It’s all about the screening and management. I think this beautiful real estate lady was in the wrong place at the wrong time, which is really sad.

Dutchess_III's avatar

She was, but she wasn’t. She was just doing her job.

Yes @CWOTUS. Being a hooker is very dangerous. Always has been. But there is a bit of a difference between a hooker and a real estate agent. Guess I’m not sure what your point is.

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