Genetic programming meets conflicting societal norms. Travel is dangerous because we are exposed to different cultural reality tunnels and banished rogue elementals. That’s why it’s exciting.
We are all Naked apes trying to evolve. Sorry you were assaulted. Never nice but still transformational nonetheless. Gang behavior is frightening. Your husband was expected to confront their gang with his gang. The trains conductor could have launched a spoiling raid against the gang. I suspect they were either connected to a bigger gang or the conductor was a man who didn’t give a shit.