It’s no secret that the world is a rather unsafe place for women. We’re basically walking targets. I’m reminded of this fact every time I log onto Twitter. I swear that place is Rape Apologist Central. Or Facebook, where people seem to find any and every reason to justify violence against women. These are the voices and opinions of members of society. People we walk past everyday.
Whether in our homes or on the street, in a bar or a mosque, in a bikini or a suit a woman needs to constantly be vigilant.
See somewhere along the way we were dehumanized to the point where our mistreatment became the norm. It’s unfortunate but while we work on making the majority of people realize that women are in fact an important part of society, to be respected and treated well, the fact remains, a lot of us find ourselves in uncomfortable and potentially dangerous situations.
Understand that we have the right to protect ourselves in a world that constantly makes us targets.
Protect yourself, by any means necessary.
Below is a list of everyday objects you can use to defend yourself should you need to.
I hope it’s helpful.
1. Pepper spray.
But if you don’t have it, body spray/hair spray could be sprayed in the attacker’s eyes.
2. A Nail file
Could be used to stab said assailant.
This everyday writing tool can become a deadly weapon for self-defense moves when thrust into the soft tissue of the throat, under the jaw line or the eyes.
4. Your bag
Could be used as a shield should the attacker try to stab you. If you have enough heavy shit in there, swing it.
5. Stick like implements: umbrellas,brooms, golf clubs etc
Thrust these into sensitive areas or powerfully strike areas such as the knees,head and neck.
6. Objects with weight/mass
This includes bricks, heavy vases etc. You can’t merely toss it and hope for the best though. Aim, target. The head is always a great place to strike.
7. If you have the time, for example in a home invasion/attack situation, stuff a pillowcase and use it. (And for you campers, a nice rock-in-a-sock is one of several self-defense weapons available in the woods.)
8. Nearby bottles/glasses/large cups.
Again, go for the face/head.
9. In the kitchen
Pots and pans.
Plates can be smashed over the assailant’s head. Knives, obviously. Hell, aim that hot sauce in the attacker’s eyes.
Use ANYTHING you can if you’re in danger.
Youtube has a lot of videos on Women’s Self Defense. Watch them, they might come in handy some day, unfortunately.
It’s been written that usually, in the case of women, we find it hard to defend ourselves, even when we can because we never want to be the violent ones in situations. I say if this in fact the case, it needs to end.
It’s only right to protect yourself.