“Rape Victim in ZA” by Julian Trinidad Gardea a/k/a Julian Scorpio (2016) (CC BY-SA 4.0 International)
There are larger issues than crime raised, in the context of hotel security.
Why are women so often victimized by men, both in hotels and elsewhere? Why does God allow rape and other acts of violence against women? What are rape victims to make of God’s promises of security? Has He abandoned them?
A. Violence Against Women
The relationship between men and women is complex and culturally varied. It has though been impacted by sin the world over.
While there are countless good men, who would never think of harming a woman, there are rapists, murderers, and others who take pleasure in doing just that. Men who vent their frustrations on women, who bully and berate women, who use and desert even the mothers of their children.
B. Gender Inequality
Many such men do…
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