As promised, here is the Part 2 of “Through a Rapist’s Eyes”.
10. Several defense mechanisms he taught us are: If someone
is following behind you on a street or in a garage or with you
in an elevator or stairwell, look them in the face and ask them
a question, like what time is it, or make general small talk: “I
can’t believe it is so cold out here”, “we’re in for a bad winter.”
Now you’ve seen their face and could identify them in a line-up;
you lose appeal as a target.
11. If someone is coming toward you, hold out your hands
in front of you and yell STOP or STAY BACK ! Most of
the rapists this man talked to said they’d leave a woman alone
if she yelled or showed that she would not be afraid to fight
back. Again, they are looking for an EASY target.
12. If you carry pepper spray (this instructor was a huge
advocate of it and carries it with him wherever he goes,)
yell I HAVE PEPPER SPRAY and holding it out will be a
13. If someone grabs you, you can’t beat them with strength
but you can by outsmarting them. If you are grabbed around
the waist from behind, pinch the attacker either under the arm
(between the elbow and armpit) OR in the upper inner thigh
VERY VERY HARD. One woman in a class this guy taught
told him she used the underarm pinch on a guy who was trying
to date rape her and was so upset she broke through the skin
and tore out muscle strands – the guy needed stitches. Try
pinching yourself in those places as hard as you can stand it;
14. After the initial hit, always GO for the GROIN. I know
from a particularly unfortunate experience that if you slap a
guy’s parts it is extremely painful. You might think that you’ll
anger the guy and make him want to hurt you more, but the
thing these rapists told our instructor is that they want a woman
who will not cause a lot of trouble. Start causing trouble and
he’s out of there.
15. When the guy puts his hands up to you, grab his first two
fingers and bend them back as far as possible with as much
pressure pushing down on them as possible! The instructor
did it to me without using much pressure, and I ended up on
my knees and both knuckles cracked audibly.
16. Of course the things we always hear still apply. Always
be aware of your surroundings, take someone with you if you
can and if you see any odd behavior, don’t dismiss it, go with
your instincts!!! You may feel a little silly at the time, but
you’d feel much worse if the guy really was trouble.
I’d like you to share this to all the women you
know. It may save a life. A candle is not dimmed
by lighting another candle. I was going to send this
to the ladies only, but guys, if you love your mothers,
wives, sisters, daughters, etc., you may want to pass
it onto them, as well.
After the release of the last video about TASERs, people are
very excited about the product and have asked some great
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By being aware that crimes DO happen ALL the
time, your chance of being a victim has already
decreased by 50%. Now that you are aware, the
rest is up to you. Whether you take a self defense
course (ideally) or equip yourself with a stun gun or
TASER is up to you. Crime happens whether you are
ready or not. So when it happens, you better be ready.
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