Do not look like a victim! Walk tall. If you are being
harassed then let the him know that you are not going to give him an
easy time. Use body language, aggressive eye contact and finger
pointing. If the harassment turns in to an
actual assault then use your voice SCREAM SCREAM and SCREAM
AGAIN and if possible have a good personal attack alarm
handy. Kick and hit as hard as you can and hit him where he is most
vulnerable. If he attacks from behind hit backwards with your
elbows. Use shock tactics such as asking him what his mother
would think "if she could see you now"?
If you have been the victim of
an rape contact the police as soon as possible, get to a
hospital that has rape kits. Take full advantage of
all the support available, get counselling. In the extremely fragile
state you are in after such an attack the police may seem threatening
or insensitive but they are on your side and will
ensure that you get proper treatment and care.
A rape kit can not be argued
with. DNA evidence ALWAYS works in such cases. Help
catch the low-life before he has a chance to do it to someone else. A
rapist is one of the lowest forms of human life and needs to be locked
If you are
being assaulted and there are people within earshot then instead of
shouting 'RAPE' or 'HELP' you should shout 'FIRE. That way you will
have much more chance of people coming to your assistance. It is a sad
fact that in our cities people no longer help others if there is a risk
if you see someone acting suspiciously then make sure that you are not
in danger yourself and inform the police or security.
Personal attack alarms
are effective if used correctly. You must not allow the assailant to
get it from you. Combined with an attack such as a kick in the groin or
shins it can disorient him and allow you to get away. Some security whistles
can produce 115dB of sound which works just as well as an electronic
alarm and have the advantage of never needing batteries.
If you are being attacked, or if you see someone
being attacked and you want help from other people, yell "FIRE!". Most
people will come out to see what's going on.
--- Mary G.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens. ~~ Jimi Hendrix