Muggings And Robberies
Men are often subjected to being robbed or mugged, but women remain the most common victims of these crimes. Assailants tend to assume that women will be more passive and give up without a fight. When a predator is armed and yet non-threatening, the best thing to do is comply and be as cooperative as possible. However sometimes these incidents can take a turn for the worse … and become violent.
Women are often targeted by predators for sexual assault, but not necessarily for the reason most people would imagine. Usually it is less about the physical act and more about attaining a level of control over another human being. Certain depraved individuals seek to hold power over others, and view rape as the ultimate form of domination.
The best possible resolution to crimes against women is to do anything possible to prevent them from happening. Criminals look for women who are alone, and in areas that are poorly lit. This gives them the chance to stay hidden and gain the element of surprise during an attack. To avoid this possibility, women should park in public places with good lighting, walk with others whenever possible and not linger in dark areas.
When walking alone, women should realize that they may be giving off an impression of being timid or afraid. This can be avoided by walking quickly and holding your head high in a self assured manner. Stay alert and be aware of everyone and everything in your general vicinity. A predator who is looking for easy prey will be less likely to attack someone who looks confident and capable of putting up a fight.
Whether driving or walking by themselves, women should be aware that they may be being watched or even followed. Pay close attention to the people and vehicles that are around you, and if you believe someone is trailing you, do not go home. Drive to a police station or walk towards a public location. Get to a spot that is safe and has other people around, which will cause the stalker to back off. Never lead someone to your residence – you don’t want a predator to know where you live.
Modern women do not fit the old stereotype that females are mousy and weak. When there is no way to avoid a criminal, the goal becomes basic survival. Fight back in any way you can. Use your purse, hands, feet and anything else as a weapon. You may wish to take a self defense class that will leave you better equipped to subdue an assailant, but the important thing is to strike hard, strike quickly and get away safely.
Another effective method of self defense involves carrying a non lethal weapon. Security devices like pepper spray, stun guns and Tasers will give you the upper hand, and allow you to subdue any assailant. Always be ready for anything when you are in public, and if your are assaulted, put up a strong fight that will make your attacker wish he hadn’t targeted a women for a crime.Share on Facebook
Great info, I’ve been attacked more than once as a younger woman. I keep my nails a certain length and sharp so I can lay some mean claws on an attacker. I have been carrying MACE for about 15 years and it has served me well. I use it to help me get away, not to fight. What should a disabled woman do to protect herself?
I would have to say it depends on the disability. I would universally that number 1 is to be aware of surroundings and then making noise. Yelling is still a great resource or a personal alarm of some sort. Drawing unwanted attention is something no attacker wants.
I’m being stalked by a mad guy who got off the bus and took my shopping.He said he would help me carry it.I wanted to go to another house but thought I’d look stupid,I didn’t know what to do,and as my teenage daughter was home text her to help me.I wish I could have done something.what would you have suggested I should have done,and also is it now my fault as he has followed me in the shops again?I feel stupid telling anyone.
I would call local law enforcement and inform them of the situation right away.
Even if you’re actually stupid that doesn’t give anyone a right to abuse you. And you can learn.
Stay in an open public place to the best of your ability, go toward a more open place with more people if you can.
Don’t assume that anyone will help you but your stalker or threatener doesn’t know if someone will. More people at least means more witnesses. Everyone has a cell phone now so the more people are around the more likely someone will call “911.” Even people who won’t help personally will video what’s going on. Cameras looking at harassers and stalkers are intimidating to them.
If the person acts as if they are going to touch you, be ready to push them away. Avoid attempting to hit or kick them as that makes you the aggressor and your assailant the victim. People are always advising to kick him in the balls but he has had lots of practice protecting them since he was 2 and I doubt that you’ve had much practice kicking men in the balls. Miss and you have an angry man on you who likely is 50% larger than you and two or three times as strong. Little shrimps don’t often try to rape big tall athletic looking women. Most rapists don’t want a fight and will back off and leave if they meet determined resistance. So leave an assailant an escape route. Yet don’t unnecessarily antagonize one of the 5% who won’t back off and leave or let you get away.
I know that women have more reason than men to defend their purses because women have EVERYTHING in there: DL, SS card, cellphone, cash cards, credit/debit cards and house keys, all your ID. But don’t get carried to the ER over your stuff.
Please report this incident. Take someone fierce w you when you do. Do NOT say maybe it was stupid of you. A victim is a victim. It is never your fault. There is a crime being perpetrated against innocent people. These criminals make you a target. The criminal activity never stops. The original criminal will get you listed and these organization of stalkers will follow you everywhere. They will “change out” your shopping I.e. exchange an item you put in your basket for one they have contaminated in some way. Or they have recruited a clerk to use a contaminant on the glass at the checkout & send you home w God-knows-what in your food. They will eventually escalate their torment and ruin your body health finances relationships and your good name.
Please please take this seriously and do everything in your power to stop this criminal.
Even the most notorious criminal is afraid of police so just threaten him to give him to police.it works every time