24/06/2015

Some Safety Tips For Women:




To avoid becoming a victim of rape under the influence of these drugs, here are a few suggestions for staying aware and alert: Your right to fight.-
 - Be wary about accepting drinks from anyone you don't know well or long enough to trust. 
 - If you are accepting a drink, make sure it's from an unopened container and that you open it yourself. 
- Don't put your drink down and leave it unattended, even to go to the toilet.
 -  Avoid a person or a situation which does not “feel” safe–you’re probably right.
 - Pros and cons. Pepper spray, like other self-defence aids, can be a useful tool.

What if you are confronted by an attacker who demands that you go with him? It may be in a car or into a deserted side street or into a hedgerow. It would seem prudent to do as you are told but it should be remembered that you are far more likely to be killed or seriously hurt if you go with your attacker than if you run away. At the first opportunity - escape. Run way, scream for help or better still shout "Fire".
Research has shown that more people will come to your aid or to see what is going on if you shout "Fire" than if you shout "Help". Do whatever you can to attract attention to yourself and your situation.
If your attacker is after your personal belongings be it your handbag, car keys or jewelry, let them have it by throwing it in the opposite direction of where you run. 
Your keys (used to stab if a Mortise key or slash if a Yale key), belt buckle, shoes (especially high heels), coat (to throw over and disorientate an attacker giving you a chance to escape), coins (to throw at an attacker's face), a rolled magazine/newspaper, your handbag - the list is almost endless.
But never depend on any self defence aid or 'weapon' to stop an attacker. Learn to defend yourself using your own body and your wits. Use your hands - to strike your attacker with an open hand (slap), the heel of your hand or the side of your hand (karate chop). Never try to punch your attacker unless you have been trained to do so as you will inevitably break the small bones in your fingers as well as a few knuckles. You can also use your elbow, head, knee or foot but never kick above the knee as your attacker may grab your leg leaving you off balance.

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