Monday, July 18, 2011

For Women - What To do When Attacked

One woman out of 3 has been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused in her lifetime, and most often the abuser is a member of her own family. Below are some things you can do when attacked.
  • Talk. Say anything that may allow you to escape.
  • Fight. Aim for sensitive parts of the body: groin, eyes, windpipe, kneecap. The first blow is very important and must be accurate. You might not have another chance.
  • Submit. This is not the same as consenting, but this may be the only way to save your life. But don't allow yourself to be tied up. That will make you lose all your options.
  • Run. Get away and look for crowds, houses with lights on, a busy street, etc.
  • Remember. If persuasion and resistance don't work, concentrate on identity: age, height, scars or birthmarks, clothes, car and license number.


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