Through a Rapist's Eyes

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by GS-Rock, Feb 6, 2006.

  1. GS-Rock

    GS-Rock New Member

    Through a Rapist's Eyes
    This is important information for females of ALL ages.

    A group of rapists and date rapists in prison were interviewed on what they look for in a potential victim and here are some interesting

    1) 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.

    2) The second thing men look for is clothing. They will look for women who's clothing is easy to remove quickly. Many of them carry scissors around specifically to cut clothing.

    3) 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.

    4) Men are most likely to attack & rape in the early morning, between 5:00a.m. and 8:30a.m.

    5) 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.

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

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

    8) 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.

    9) 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,) yell 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 VERY VERY 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 guy and 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.
  2. TDawgNOk

    TDawgNOk Gathering Monitor (Instigator)

    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    Great info for all our wives, mothers, and daughters to follow!

  3. wpsatisfide

    wpsatisfide New Member

    Pawleys Island, SC
    Great info, Im gonna send that to all the women I know.
  4. SilverCross

    SilverCross New Member

    Fairbury, Illin
    Thanks, gonna have the daughter read this.
  5. Tym2Fish

    Tym2Fish New Member

    Scottsdale Arizona
    Good Post!!!! Important info. The most important fact is go with your instincts if something doesnt seem right chances are its not.
  6. GS-Rock

    GS-Rock New Member

    Just something else to be aware of 2 way mirrors

    How can you tell when you are in a room, restroom, motel etc. with a
    mirror or a 2-way glass?

    Here's how:

    I thought it was quite interesting! And I know in about 30 seconds
    you're going do what I did and find the nearest mirror....

    Do you know how to determine if a mirror is 2-way or not?

    This is not to scare you, but to make you aware. A policewoman who
    travels all over the U.S. and gives seminars and techniques for businesswomen
    passed this on.

    When we visit toilets, bathrooms, hotel rooms, changing rooms, etc.,
    how many of you know for sure that the seemingly ordinary mirror hanging on
    the wall is a real mirror, or actually a 2-way mirror (i.e., they can see
    you, but you can't see them)? There have been many cases of people
    installing 2-way mirrors in female changing rooms. It is very difficult to
    positively identify the surface by just looking at it.

    So, how do we determine with any amount of certainty what type of
    mirror we are looking at? Just conduct this simple test:

    Place the tip of your fingernail against the reflective surface and if
    there is a GAP between your fingernail and the image of the nail, then it is
    a GENUINE mirror.

    However, if your fingernail DIRECTLY TOUCHES the image of your nail,
    then BEWARE, FOR IT IS a 2-WAY MIRROR! "No Space, Leave the Place" So
    remember, every time you see a Mirror, do the "fingernail test." It doesn't cost
    you anything.

    Remember: "No Space, Leave the Place"

    Ladies: Share this with your girlfriends, sisters, daughters, etc
  7. Patmansc

    Patmansc Well-Known Member

    Greer, SC
    Pat Chaney
    This is some very good information to know and to pass on to our loved ones. If I recall recent literature correctly, either 1 in 4, or 1 in 5 women under the age of 25 have experienced date rape, which in many cases goes unreported (to the authorities). As a father of 3 daughters, this is and has been a major concern for me. Thank you for this post.