every woman learning a few self protection tactics
is always helpful. Today women have taken up responsibilities
both at home as well as at work. She is required to
take bold decisions and has to face tough challenges
everyday. Who knows from where and in which form danger
is lurking in the dark for her and thus to face all
kinds of untoward situations and circumstances she
has to keep herself prepared. Almost everyday we get
to hear and read that a woman was severely beaten
and assaulted or raped etc. Why do we have to be so
weak and always have to depend on men for our safety
and protection? In this article we will give you tips
on physical safety for women.
Getting to know the psychology
The first thing men look for in a potential victim
is her hairstyle. They're most likely to go after
a woman with long hair or a ponytail, bun, braid or
other hairstyle that can easily be grabbed. Thus women
with short hair are not common targets. That does
not mean you go and get yourself a short haircut.
The second thing that men look for is outfit or clothing.
They will look for a woman who's clothing can be removed
easily and quickly.
The third thing that men look out for is a woman who
is not focused or who is busy talking on the cell-phone
or busy searching her purse so that they can grab
her off guard.
The fourth thing that men look for is a woman who
is scared and weak and who will not give them too
much of a fight or create trouble. Therefore no matter
how much scared you are do not show it on your face
and give them a tough fight. Start causing trouble,
and believe me he's out of there.
Self Protection Techniques
If someone is following behind you on a street
or at any other place or you think that a man
is dangerous and can do you harm, look him in
the eyes and try to talk something, like what
time is it, or make general small talk, just to
kind of letting him know that you have seen him.
You must be wondering how this will protect you.
Well what will be going on at the back of the
mind of the attacker is "Now she has seen my face
and will be able to identify me in a lineup, lets
get out of here". Thus you lose appeal as a target.
If someone is coming toward you, hold out your
hands in front of you and yell Stop or Stay back!
Just warn them in as serious tone as you can get
to stay the hell away from you or they will face
dire consequences. This will definitely scare
the attacker away as they'd leave a woman alone
if she yelled or showed that she would not be
afraid to fight back. As all you have to do is
grab all the confidence and courage you have got
and fight back.
Also carry pepper spray or chilly powder with
you. This is a handy weapon since you can really
make the attacker blind by spraying chilly powder
or pepper spray in his eyes.
If someone grabs your wrist, then don't panic
but use this technique. Pull your wrist back so
your hand is in waving position (palm facing forward)
and twist it toward yourself and pull your arm
away. It is hard to hold onto wrist bones that
are moving in that way. The attacker will stumble
toward you and you will stumble back, so you can
use that momentum to bring the same out and backhand
the attacker with your knuckles in the forehead,
nose or teeth. And after the initial hit, always
go for the groin.
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
- HARD. He will definitely let go of you coz this
hurts like hell. And after the initial hit, always
go for the groin.