Young women ARE the prey of young men... in fact they are their primary prey. Dowd might as reasonably call for teaching cats everywhere that birds are not prey.
And the sooner that a young woman learns that she is prey, the better her chances become of avoiding an undesirable fate.
You hear that, ladies? If you don’t wanna end up raped or abused or whatever, then shut up with all your whining about “equality”, drop your silly self-assertiveness and mope around quietly until a stronger man comes along and rescues you from the vulnerable meaninglessness of being a woman. Gee, I didn’t know it was that simple.