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Saftey points for the women

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Jim Marshall sent this to me via email and being the fact we have many female members and I'm married and have two girls,
I thought this was imporant enough to post. Thanks Jim.

interesting facts:

01.) The first thing men look for in a potential victim is hairstyle. They are most likely to go after a woman with a
ponytail, bun, braid or other hairstyle that can easily be grabbed. They are also likely to go after a woman with long

hair. Women with short hair are not common targets.

02.) The second thing men look for is clothing. They will look for women whose clothing is easy to remove quickly. Many of them carry scissors around to cut clothing.

03.) They also look for women on their cell phone, searching through their purse or doing other activities while walking because they are off guard and can be easily overpowered.

04.) The time of day men are most likely to attack and rape a woman is in the early morning, between 5 and 8:30 a.m

05.) The number one place women are abducted from/attacked is grocery store parking lots. Number two is office parking lots/garages. Number three is public restrooms.

06.) The thing about these men is that they are looking to grab a woman and quickly move her to a second location where they don't have to worry about getting caught.

07.) Only 2% said they carried weapons because rape carries a 3-5 year sentence but rape with a weapon is 15-20 years.

08.) If you put up any kind of a fight at all, they get discouraged because it only takes a minute or two for them to realize that going after you isn't worth it because it will be time-consuming.

09.) These men said they would not pick on women who have umbrellas, or other similar objects that can be used from a distance, in their hands. Keys are not a deterrent because you have to get really close to the attacker to use them as a weapon. So, the idea is to convince these guys you're not worth it.

10.) Several defense mechanisms he taught us are: If someone is following behind you on a street or in a garage or with you in an elevator or stairwell, look them in the face and ask them a question, like what time is it, or make general small talk, I can't believe it is so cold out here, we're in for a bad winter. Now you've seen their face and could identify them in a line-up, you lose appeal as a target.

11.) If someone is coming toward you, hold out your hands in front of you and yell Stop or Stay back! Most of the rapists this man talked to said they'd leave a woman alone if she yelled or showed that she would not be afraid to fight back. Again, they are looking for an EASY target.

12.) If you carry pepper spray (this instructor was a huge advocate of it and carries it with him wherever he goes), yelling "I HAVE PEPPER SPRAY!" and holding it out will be a deterrent.

13.) If someone grabs you, you can't beat them with strength but you can by outsmarting them. If you are grabbed
around the waist from behind, pinch the attacker either under the arm between the elbow and armpit or in the upper inner thigh -- HARD. One woman in a class this guy taught told him she used the underarm pinch on a guy who was trying to date rape her and was so upset she broke through the skin and tore out muscle strands - the guy needed stitches. Try pinching yourself in those places as hard as you can stand it; it hurts.

14.) After the initial hit, always go for the groin... I know from a particularly unfortunate experience that if you slap a guy's parts it is extremely painful. You might think that you'll anger the guyand make him want to hurt you more, but the thing these rapists told our instructor is that they want a woman who will not cause a lot of trouble. Start causing trouble, and he's out of there.

15.) When the guy puts his hands up to you, grab his first two fingers and bend them back as far as possible with as much pressure pushing down on them as possible. The instructor did it to me without using much pressure, and I ended up on my knees and both knuckles cracked audibly.

16.) Of course the things we always hear still apply. Always be aware of your surroundings, take someone with you if
you can and if you see any odd behavior, don't dismiss it, go with your instincts. You may feel a little silly at the time, but you'd feel much worse if the guy really was trouble.



Ladies study and stay safe. I know all of you aren't like my Tammy and pack a 45 so be safe, be alert and be careful.
Guys, pass this on to your wives and teenagers.
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Thanks, Keith! Alot of that stuff I knew, but it's nice to be reminded of it. I also find that usually having my dog is deterrent enough, as most sane people won't mess with a Rottweiler.
that e.mail that you posted for our sisters on how to protect there self is
great information.and i agree every one should pass it get 5 stars
from me.great post.KIRK MATTHEWS we will be in touch again im sure. :)
That is another good point if you have a dog it is an exellent deturant not only for people but animals too.

I was born and raised in ALaska, ther has never been a death in a bear mauling, when a dog was present and most of the time there are no injuries to the person.


Thanks for info I have a daughter now and while she is not old enough to be on her own yet, it is still handy to know for future reference.

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Thank you for sharing!---------------pk powell:smile2:
Tnanks.. now the wife is all paranoid!..LOL :lol: :eek:oooh:
Keith, Good info!

The only thing better, is for the female to have a CCW permit and know how to use her gun! Now days some women are doing that.

It's such a shame... here in AR recently, there was a 17 year old female ran out of gas. She had called her mom and told her she was out of gas but it was just a short ways to a filling station. She was found a week later murdered, 6 miles from where she ran out of gas.
And now there is another female missing in Little Rock.
That was nice to know. I guess I never thought about it. I do allmost everything at night. It's cooler and I don't have to fight with everyone in walmart to get what I need. I guess I will be changing a lot of things now.
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