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Women and Self-defense

July 25, 2012  by: Mohamadi Quadri  Points: 12   Category: People  Earning $0.50   Views: 1101

The increasing rate of sexual abuse against women folk makes them mandatory to be cautious and also learn how to defend their own chastity. The article outlines the appalling problem and suggests few tips for self-defense.


Walking home late at night, hanging out too late at parties, and going around with no one can spell doom; women can be easy prey if they are alone on those dark and empty streets.

Women are facing widespread sexual harassment and even rape by the male community all over the world. Sexual assault can end in violence, as well as murder.


If you are addicted to news paper not a single day goes without dreadful incidents against women folk. Sadly, I have not been able to get reliable information about this issue, but I have read in various places information like "every two minutes, someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted," and "over 20% of all women are sexually assaulted at one point or another." Some time I refuse to watch the news anymore, because there is always some depressing story about some poor woman being raped, molested, and then killed. Sorry to say but some time I feel the issue sexual harassment has gone out of control of police and security officials.
One of the most startling aspects of sex crimes is how many go unreported. The most basic reasons given by women for not reporting these crimes are the belief that it is a private or personal matter and the fear of reprisal from the assailant. Hundreds of thousands if not millions of minor girls and adult women are sexually assaulted and enslaved with impunity throughout the world. It is reasonable to expect that in future also men will exploit women and girls for their sexual luster.

According to South African national news paper, it is estimated that a woman born in South Africa has a greater chance of being raped than learning how to read. The threat of sexual violence against female is so great that women community is some time scared off to go out at late nights alone.


There are many situations where women need to travel alone and some time at late mid nights drive in remote areas. Thus at every instant there exists a threat and risk factor. Something needs to be done about this immediately, before all women lose their sense of security and sense of dignity.

Young innocent girls of age 10 or 11 who have attained just puberty should be informed about the deadly problem so that they should be cautious enough to take care of themselves.

Women should be able to defend her own chastity. I think women should learn martial arts for self defense; they did not be to a Bruce Lee to show extra ordinary stunts but at least some techniques to get rid of kidnapper or rapist, defend herself successfully.

Simple tips

I suggest simple tips for self defense, practically speaking it is not easy to carry revolver (gun) all the time, nor can keep a Swiss knife all time in hand carry bag. First of all it any such incident seems to happen, do not lose courage, be confident, confidence is a vital factor to solve many problems. Think logically and act, did you know that any simple thing in your pocket or bag can prove to be very useful when you are suddenly attacked? You need not look out for tools like the spray or any safety pins .Simple things such as the keys, pencils,pens,hair pins, and spare coins can prove to be your best friends in times of danger. Do not wonder how? Household or vehicle keys are among the most powerful handy tools when it comes to protecting yourself from the attacker. Just pull them out of your pocket or bag and use it to stab the attacker on the throat or the eyes. This will not result in major damage, but will stun the attacker enough to give you time to make your escape. Pencils, rulers and pens can also work in place of keys. If you have quite a bit of spare change (coins) in your pocket, this is the time to put it to use. Grab as many as possible in your hand and throw it at the face of the attacker. This will throw him off guard and give you time to run away from the spot.
Thus self defense techniques prove to be quite helpful in many untoward situations.

Author: Sarika        
Posted Date: 08/29/2012    Points:13    

A very interesting article and definitely some very simple but effective tricks have been described by the author. I have also read about the crime rates against women in India, in Delhi, in the world and so on. Every time I read these it only makes me think that these are only statistical data which fluctuates every month or year and if all the cases of sexual assault or rape are recorded then the data will explode. It is terrible. The feeling of insecurity and the thought of being harassed any time is unimaginable. I recall many such incidents which I have experienced myself while travelling in buses to go to my university or to go to market to buy something etc. It was always so disturbing and terrible. I have never reported these incidents to Police and always ignored them. Ignoring these things is sometimes the best option. Police can prove to be more of a trouble than help at times and also the name of the girl gets spoiled in the society.

I was really shocked to read about South African statistics. I also believe that women should learn self defense. It would be good if they can learn some basic steps of a fight art. Of course it is very important to use what you have. I really liked the idea of using keys to poke in the eye or throat. Pens, pencils and small pocket knives can also be useful. I am not saying that attack the offender and kill him but these things are good enough to surprise him and give a woman enough time and chance to make a run and call for help (if possible). A spray can with pepper spray is very useful in these situations. If you find nothing then the best thing is bite him or kick him between the legs (kick real hard). It will take the air out of his lungs and you will have the opportunity to run. It is very important to learn how to defend one self. Bad times never come knocking. So be prepared for the worse and hope for the best.

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