Four years ago, Taylor Hansen decided to go out with some work friends to a bar in town. She’d just moved to Austin, Texas, so she figured it was a good chance to acquaint herself with the city and get to know her co-workers better.
Hansen and her colleagues would each nurse a few drinks over the course of the evening. It was around an hour after the second drink that she and one of her friends went up to the bar to get their third.
“While my friend and I were waiting for our drinks to be made, a few men started talking to us and asking us strange questions, which in hindsight I believe was to distract us from what they were planning on doing,” Hansen, now 25, told HuffPost.